World updates: Coronavirus infections top 8.77 million, deaths surpass 464K



The new coronavirus has so far infected at least 8,770,629 million people and claimed the lives of 464,038 across the world, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The United States, the world’s number one hotspot for the disease, has so far reported 2,255,119 cases of infection and 119,719 related deaths. Brazil, second only to the US, has recorded over one million cases of COVID-19 and almost 50,000 fatalities. The following is the latest on the coronavirus pandemic from around the globe: Brazil’s death toll nears 50,000 Brazil registered 1,022 deaths related to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the Brazilian Health Ministry said on Saturday, taking the overall death toll to...

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