World witnesses over 12,000 COVID-19 deaths in a day...

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World witnesses over 12,000 COVID-19 deaths in a day

 International Desk

 Published: 12:37 PM, 5 December 2020  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

In the last 24 hours, 684,537 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 12,126 died from the pandemic. The United States has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period. 

As of Saturday morning (05-12-2020), a total of 66,231,472 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,524,473 while 45,812,972 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data. 

The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered 2,718 deaths and 235,272 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 285,550 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 14,772,535 have been infected so far. 

European country Italy has registered the second-highest death toll of 814 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 58,852 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 1,688,939 as 24,099 new cases were confirmed during the period. 

Brazil has seen the third-highest death toll of 674 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 175,981. The total number of cases has exceeded to 6,534,951 with 47,435 new infections. 

Mexico reported 11,030 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 1,144,643. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 108,173 with 608 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours. 

In Russia, 569 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 42,176. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 2,402,949 as 27,403 new cases were confirmed during the period.  

The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 218 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.