COVID: World records over 27 lakh fresh cases
Published: 09:12 AM, 8 January 2022 Updated: 10:23 AM, 8 January 2022
In the last 24 hours, 2,705,435 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 6,380 died from the pandemic. The US has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic during the period.
Earlier on Friday, 2,726,897 COVID-19 patients were detected while 7,568 deaths related to the disease were reported worldwide.
As of Saturday morning (08-01-2022), a total of 303,790,828 people has been diagnosed with coronavirus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 5,497,061 while 258,240,660 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
The US has registered 2,025 deaths and 849,181 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 858,346 and counting the overall caseload to 60,464,426 in the country due to the pandemic so far.
Russia has seen the second-highest death toll of 787 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 314,604. The total number of cases has exceeded 10,618,035 with 16,735 new infections.
Germany has registered the third-highest death toll of 284 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 114,491 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 7,458,396 with 59,393 new cases.
In Vietnam, 233 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 33,877. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 1,859,841 as 16,278 new cases were confirmed during the period.
The UK has reported 178,250 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 14,193,228. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 149,744 with 229 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours.
The coronavirus, which was first reported in China in 2019, is affecting 222 countries and territories around the world.