World witnesses 6,522 COVID deaths in 24 hrs
Published: 11:52 AM, 23 February 2021 Updated: 05:44 PM, 23 February 2021
In the last 24 hours, 286,116 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 6,522 died from the pandemic. The US has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period.
Earlier on Monday, 320,199 COVID-19 patients were detected while 6,515 deaths related to the disease were reported worldwide.
As of Tuesday morning (23-02-2021), a total of 112,263,225 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 2,485,386 while 87,798,712 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered 1,374 deaths and 59,257 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 512,590 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 28,826,307 have been infected so far.
Brazil has seen the second-highest death toll of 716 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 247,276. The total number of cases has exceeded 10,197,531 with 29,357 new infections.
Russia has registered the third-highest death toll of 337 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 83,630 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 4,177,330 as 12,604 new cases were confirmed during the period.
In France, 333 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 84,613. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 3,609,827 as 4,646 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Germany has reported 4,916 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 2,399,500. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 68,772 with 329 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 219 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.