Global COVID cases, deaths increase ‘tripled’ in a day...

Global COVID cases, deaths increase ‘tripled’ in a day

 International Desk

 Published: 10:06 AM, 19 January 2022   Updated: 12:44 PM, 19 January 2022

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In the last 24 hours, 3,017,164 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 8,039 died from the pandemic. The United States (US) has registered the highest number of deaths and infections from the pandemic during the period.

Earlier on Tuesday, 2,291,300 COVID-19 patients were detected while 5,573 deaths related to the disease were reported worldwide. 

As of Wednesday morning (19-01-2022), a total of 335,344,631 people has been diagnosed with coronavirus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 5,573,433 while 270,921,712 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data. 

The US has registered 1,720 deaths and 546,904 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 877,240 and counting the overall caseload to 68,767,004 in the country due to the pandemic so far. 

Russia has seen the second-highest death toll of 688 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 322,678. The total number of cases has exceeded 10,865,512 with 31,252 new infections. 

India has registered the third-highest death toll of 442 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 487,226 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 37,896,011 with 277,740 new cases. 

In UK, 438 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 152,513. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 15,399,300 as 94,432 new cases were confirmed during the period. 

France has reported 464,769 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 14,739,297. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 127,638 with 375 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.