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More than 82.19 million people have been reported to infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,796,307 have died, according to a reputable news agency tally published on Thursday.
With 338,571 deaths and 19.5 million confirmed cases, the United States tops the list of twenty countries with the highest recorded infections and deaths in the world.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 32,552 to 1,719,737, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Thursday.
The reported death toll rose by 964 to 33,071, the tally showed.
UK reported a daily record 41,385 new coronavirus cases on Monday.
Indian authorities were trying Wednesday to track down tens of thousands of people who entered the country from Britain in recent weeks as cases of a new and fast-spreading coronavirus strain more than doubled in 24 hours.
They have launched efforts to locate around 33,000 people who flew to India in the last month from the UK after 20 people tested positive for the new, more virulent strain — up by 14 cases since Tuesday.
South Korea reported 40 more coronavirus patients have died in the past 24 hours. File photo
India also extended on Wednesday the ban on flights to and from Britain by a week to January 7 in a bid to combat the new strain that British authorities say is no more deadly, but which spreads more easily.
"Comprehensive contact tracing has been initiated for co-travellers, family contacts and others," the Indian health ministry said Tuesday, referring to those who flew between November 25 and December 23, when Delhi suspended air links with Britain.
It remains unclear how many arrivals from Britain it has traced so far.
With 333,028 deaths and over 19 million confirmed cases, the United States tops the list of twenty countries with the highest recorded infections and deaths in the world.
The highest recorded infections and deaths in the world, followed by India, Brazil, Russia, Colombia, Argentina, Spain, Peru, Mexico, South Africa, France, the United Kingdom, Iran.
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.
The UAE demanded an independent and transparent investigation and the punishment of those responsible, warning against the catastrophic humanitarian situation is extremely sensitive and dangerous.
The App Olympics encourages participants to showcase their ideas, with the goal of reinforcing Dubai’s leadership in developing smart applications and attracting talented individuals in this crucial sector.
The court also fined her Dhs2,000 and 3,000 Saudi riyals after being convicted of stealing the amount of the fine from a house she worked in on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai.
More than 750 people were also hurt in the incident, the ministry said. The Gaza City shooting adds to a Palestinian death toll from the war, which the health ministry earlier Thursday said had topped 30,000.