COVID-19 death toll tops 55 lakh globally
Published: 10:23 AM, 9 January 2022 Updated: 02:43 PM, 9 January 2022
In the last 24 hours, 2,233,817 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 5,186 died from the pandemic. Russia has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic during the period.
Earlier on Saturday, 2,740,046 COVID-19 patients were detected while 6,760 deaths related to the disease were reported worldwide.
As of Sunday morning (09-01-2022), a total of 306,057,012 people has been diagnosed with coronavirus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 5,502,706 while 258,978,101 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
Russia has registered 796 deaths and 16,568 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 315,400 and counting the overall caseload to 10,634,603 in the country due to the pandemic so far.
The US has seen the second-highest death toll of 669 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 859,046. The total number of cases has exceeded 60,954,028 with 468,081 new infections.
India has registered the third-highest death toll of 327 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 483,790 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 35,528,004 with 159,632 new cases.
In the UK, 313 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 150,057. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 14,333,794 as 146,390 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Poland has reported 10,900 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 4,202,090. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 99,720 with 292 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.