COVID claims 1600 more lives...

COVID claims 1600 more lives

 International Desk

 Published: 10:39 AM, 18 May 2022  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

In the last 24 hours, 831,609 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 1,623 died from the pandemic. The US has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic during the period. 

Earlier on Tuesday, 761,920 COVID-19 patients were detected while 1,259 deaths related to the disease were reported worldwide. 

As of Wednesday morning (17-05-2022), a total of 524,130,345 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 6,292,690 while 494,074,182 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data. 

The US has registered 305 deaths and 75,368 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 1,027,285 and counting the overall caseload to 84,473,447 in the country due to the pandemic so far. 

Brazil has seen the second-highest death toll of 221 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 665,277. The total number of cases has exceeded 30,728,286 with 26,386 new infections. 

Germany has registered the third-highest death toll of 176 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 138,183 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 25,892,255 with 82,591 new cases. 

In Italy, 148 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 165,494. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 17,116,550 as 44,489 new cases were confirmed during the period. 

Russia has reported 4,122 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 18,268,958. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 377,869 with 110 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours. 

The coronavirus, which was first reported in China in 2019, is affecting 226 countries and territories around the world.