Corona Pandemic : Global Toll Tops 800k

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The line of fatalities from the covid-19 is getting longer as the total toll from the disease has already crossed 800k globally.

According to an AFP tally, there are now 801,447 fatalities in total out of 23,003,079 declared infections. Over 14.5 million patients have recovered from the illness so far since the pandemic was declared on March 11.

Latin America and the Caribbean is the region the most affected with 254,897 deaths.

More than half of global fatalities have been reported in the four countries: the United States with 176,070, Brazil 114,250 , Mexico 60,254 and India with 56,706 .

The UK is at fifth position in terms of highest deaths with 41,423 fatalities to the latest.

Not surprising that the United States has the highest figures. The country logged at least 5,622,540 infections including 176,070 deaths as of August 22 local time, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The country recorded 48,693 new Covid-19 cases and 1,108 related deaths on the day, as per the University.

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According to a new forecast by CDC, the death toll from the virus in the USA would be about 195k by September 12.

But new CDC figures suggest that as many as 215,000 people in the US have died as a result og the pandemic.

Latin American country Brazil is second only to the United States in total number of Covid-19 cases and deaths.

The country has at least 3,580,000 infections and 114,250 victims as of Saturday August 22 local time, as per the country’s health ministry.

On August 22, Brazil registered 50,032 new Covid-19 cases and 892 deaths over the past 24 hours till the day.

When it comes to cases of infections, India has the third highest number of cases with infections crossed 3 million grim mark, reports NDTV on August 22 evening.

India crossed 3 million cases just 15 days after the country reported 2 million cases, according to data.

The total cases in the country are now 30,44,940 , just behind Brazil and the US in biggest number of cases.

The country logged 69,874 fresh infections, record single day spike, over the last 24 hours till August 22 morning.

In terms of the number of deaths, the country now stands at fourth with 945 fresh fatalities being reported over the period.

The country is now closely trailing Mexico who has 60,254 deaths as mentioned earlier.

The total number of recoveries in India has risen to 22,22,577 with recovery rate being at 74.69 percent.

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