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Global coronavirus caseload crosses 236.6 million


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More than 236,621,397 people have been reported infected by the novel coronavirus globally and near 5 million people have died, according to a reputable website tally on Wednesday.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in December 2019.


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Turkey logged 29,802 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the highest number of daily infections since April 30, health ministry data showed.

Brazil registered 20,528 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday and 677 COVID-19 deaths, according to data released by the Health Ministry.

A nurse treats a virus patient. Unvaccinated people are particularly exposed to the virulent Delta strain. File photo

In total, Brazil has suffered 598,829 deaths due to COVID-19 - the world's second highest toll after the United States.

Mexico's health ministry on Tuesday reported 7,682 new cases of COVID-19 in the country and 790 more deaths, bringing the overall number of infections since the pandemic began to 3,691,924 and the death toll to 279,894.

It has previously said that these numbers are likely significantly higher than those reported.

The United States surpassed 700,000 deaths on Friday, the highest toll of any country. File photo

The number of new coronavirus infections in Romania exceeded 15,000 in the past 24 hours and there were no available intensive care beds on Tuesday, the government said, as the country grapples with the EU's second-lowest vaccination rate.

Italy reported 50 coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday against 37 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections rose to 2,466 from 1,612.

Hospitals may struggle to cope if there is a significant surge of COVID-19 in England this winter even if broad vaccination means that deaths do not approach the same levels as last year, one of Britain's top epidemiologists said.



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