World witnesses 14,709 deaths in a day
Published: 01:03 PM, 20 January 2021
In the last 24 hours, 588,602 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 14,709 died from the pandemic. The United States has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period.
As of Wednesday morning (20-01-2021), a total of 96,633,469 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 2,065,815 while 69,304,225 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered 2,802 deaths and 174,378 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 411,520 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 24,809,841 have been infected so far.
The UK has seen the second-highest death toll of 1,610 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 91,470. The total number of cases has exceeded 3,466,849 with 33,355 new infections.
Brazil has registered the third-highest death toll of 1,183 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 211,511 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 8,575,742 as 63,504 new cases were confirmed during the period.
In Germany, 1,139 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 49,244. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 2,071,473 as 12,159 new cases were confirmed during the period.
South Africa has reported 9,780 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 1,356,716. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 38,288 with 839 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 218 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.