Worldwide COVID-19 cases surpass 80 million
In the last 24 hours, 472,443 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 8,374 died from the pandemic. The United States has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period.
As of Saturday morning (26-12-2020), a total of 80,207,300 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,757,640 while 56,472,271 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered 1,197 deaths and 98,840 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 338,263 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 19,210,166 have been infected so far.
Mexico has seen the second-highest death toll of 861 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 121,172. The total number of cases has exceeded 1,362,564 with 12,485 new infections.
The Uk has registered the third-highest death toll of 570 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 70,195 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 2,221,312 as 32,725 new cases were confirmed during the period.
In Russia, 563 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 53,659. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 2,992,706 as 29,018 new cases were confirmed during the period.
The South American country of Brazil has reported 22,967 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 7,448,560. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 190,515 with 483 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 218 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.