Global COVID records over 34 lakh cases, 8832 deaths in a day...

Global COVID records over 34 lakh cases, 8832 deaths in a day

 International Desk

 Published: 09:56 AM, 20 January 2022   Updated: 12:14 PM, 20 January 2022

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In the last 24 hours, 3,461,364 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus worldwide while 8,832 people 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 Wednesday, 3,017,164 COVID-19 patients were detected while 8,039 deaths related to the disease were reported worldwide. 

As of Thursday morning (20-01-2022), a total of 339,418,227 people has been diagnosed with coronavirus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 5,583,751 while 272,900,259 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data. 

The US has registered 2,374 deaths and 710,928 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 880,976 and counting the overall caseload to 69,808,350 in the country due to the pandemic so far. 

Russia has seen the second-highest death toll of 698 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 323,376. The overall caseload has exceeded 10,899,411  with 33,899 new infections. 

India has registered the third-highest death toll of 493 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 487,719 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 38,216,399 with 315,158 new cases. 

In Italy, 380 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 142,205. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 9,219,391 as 192,320 new cases were confirmed during the period. 

France has reported 436,167 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 15,175,464. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 127,869 with 231 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.