Global Report of COVID-19: Above 28 Million Confirmed Cases of the Novel Coronavirus
The coronavirus tally across the world surpassed 28.75 million cases Sunday, according to a Reuters tally.
The coronavirus tally across the world surpassed 28.75 million cases Sunday, according to a Reuters tally. As many as 918,894 people have succumbed to the virus bringing the global death toll closer to 1 million. Over 19.43 million people have recovered after testing positive globally.
The United States continues to top the charts with over 6.4 million infections and over 1.93 lakh deaths. The States reported 1,215 deaths on Friday, its highest toll since August 26. In Europe, France is re-emerging as an hotspot as it recorded over 10,000 additional Covid-19 cases for the first time in a day on Saturday.
Meanwhile, AstraZeneca and Oxford resumed their Covid-19 vaccine clinical trails in the United Kingdom on Saturday after they were suspended due to a neurological reaction in a study subject.
After registering a record 10,561 new cases of coronavirus, France’s daily caseload surpassed the 10,000 mark for the first time. This breaches the previous record of 9,843 new infections reported on Thursday and highlights a resurgence of the disease in the country. In response to the rise, French Prime Minister Jean Castex promised steps to speed up tests and toughen local measures in high-infection zones.
The country’s health ministry added 86 new clusters in the past 24 hours, taking the total clusters to 772. Over the past week, there had been 2,432 arrivals in hospital for COVID-19, including 417 entries into intensive care units, the ministry said.
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