COVID claims 1792 more lives globally...

COVID claims 1792 more lives globally

 International Desk

 Published: 11:48 AM, 20 May 2022   Updated: 12:21 PM, 20 May 2022

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

In the last 24 hours, 790,856 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 1,792 died from the pandemic. Canada has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic during the period. 

Earlier on Thursday, 782,755 COVID-19 patients were detected while 1,780 deaths related to the disease were reported worldwide. 

As of Friday morning (20-05-2022), a total of 525,904,563 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 6,297,118 while 495,714,388 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data. 

Canada has registered 240 deaths and 7,546 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 40,627 and counting the overall caseload to 3,842,433 in the country due to the pandemic so far. 

The US has seen the second-highest death toll of 201 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 1,028,337. The total number of cases has exceeded 84,799,040 with 88,149 new infections. 

The UK has registered the third-highest death toll of 169 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 177,890 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 22,232,377 with 4,882 new cases. 

In Germany, 139 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 138,488. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 26,013,283 as 56,446 new cases were confirmed during the period. 

Finland has reported 11,485 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 1,081,225. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 4,406 with 122 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.