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Worldwide coronavirus cases top 241 million

Spreading virus continues to cause worry

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More than 241,189,120 people have been reported infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 4,910,372 people have died, according to a reputable website tally on Sunday.

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


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Russia s daily coronavirus deaths top 1,000 mark

The US has suffered the most Covid-related deaths at 723,764, followed by Brazil with 602,669, India 451,980, Mexico 284,008 and Russia 222,315.

Taking into account excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, the World Health Organization estimates the overall death toll could be two to three times higher.

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

Brazil registered 11,250 new coronavirus cases and 483 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, the country's Health Ministry said on Saturday.

Russia records 1,000 deaths over 24 hours for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic -- a new record for a third day running -- with less than a third of Russians vaccinated and few restrictions in place.

More than 40,000 people across France protest the coronavirus health passes they say discriminate against the unvaccinated, the 14th consecutive weekend of demonstrations.

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The active caseload is presently 2,07,653 in India on Wednesday, which is the lowest in 214 days. File photo

India recorded 14,146 new cases of Covid-19 during the past 24 hours pushing the country's infection caseload to 3,40,67,719, even as the number of vaccinated people went past 97 crores, the Union Health Ministry said in an update on Sunday.

With 144 more fatalities, the death toll reached 4,52,124.

The active cases declined by 5,786 to stand at 1,95,846, the lowest in 220 days, which is now 0.57 per cent of the total caseload.



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