Health officials check students’ temperatures, amid fears about the spread of the coronavirus in Bangkok, Thailand. File/AP
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More than 72.92 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,641,733 have died.
With 304,187 deaths and over 16.7 million confirmed cases, the United States tops the list of twenty countries with the highest recorded infections and deaths in the world.
California has reported more than 53,000 new coronavirus cases and 293 deaths, setting new records as hospitals struggled to keep up with the surge.
State health officials said Wednesday a change in data processing added 15,337 previous cases to the count, but the new virus cases remained a daily record.
A Department of Motor Vehicles worker (right) speaks with a man in Los Angeles, California. AFP
The state has been grappling with soaring cases and hospitalizations. Most of California’s 40 million residents are under stay-at-home orders because of dwindling intensive care unit capacity.
Hospitals are filling up so fast that officials are rolling out mobile field facilities and scrambling to hire more doctors and nurses.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 26,923 to 1,406,161, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Thursday.
A man wearing a face cover cycles in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, amid a new coronavirus pandemic. File/AFP
The reported death toll rose by 698 to 24,125, the tally showed.
Russia on Thursday reported 28,214 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, including 6,711 in Moscow, pushing the national tally to 2,762,668.
Authorities said 587 people had died overnight, taking the official death toll to 49,151.
The fourth straight day that daily cases in India have stayed below 30,000. File photo
India reported 24,037 new coronavirus infections, taking its tally to 9.96 million, data from the health ministry showed on Thursday.
This is the fourth straight day that daily cases have stayed below 30,000, keeping with the country's trend of declining daily cases since hitting a peak of 97,000 single-day infections in September.
India has recorded the second-highest number of infections in the world after the United States.
Deaths rose by 382, the ministry said, taking the total to 144,451.Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
The United States remains the worst-hit country, with around a fifth of the two million global Covid-19 deaths, and new US President Joe has made the fight against the pandemic his administration's top priority.
The daily number of new coronavirus infections in France stayed above 20,000 on average for the fourth straight day on Tuesday, while hospitalisations reached an eight-week high of 27,041.
With more than 346,000 deaths and over 20 million confirmed cases, the United States tops the list of twenty countries with the highest recorded infections and deaths in the world.
Local media said that during the daily work at the port of Aqaba on Monday, a tanker filled with a toxic gaseous substance fell during its transportation, which led to an explosion and gas leak at the site.
Adam said he began his journey on foot from Britain 10 months and 26 days ago, passing through 9 countries, to reach Makkah to perform Hajj this year.
During their maiden visit to the library, the children presented a painting of the new building. It was created by 30 children from Senses alongside artist Snehita Gehlot and took 4 days to complete.