Worldwide Coronavirus Cases Cross 59.09 Million, Death Toll at 1,397,239
More than 59.09 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,397,239 have died, according to a Reuters tally.
India said on Tuesday it had recorded 37,975 new infections of coronavirus, with the daily increases, tallied by Reuters, remaining below the 50,000 mark for more than two weeks, having peaked in September.
The latest increase brought the total number of cases to 9.18 million, the health ministry said. Deaths rose by 480, with the total now at 134,218. India has the second-highest number of cases in the world, after the United States.
Russia reported a record 491 deaths linked to the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the official death toll to 37,031. Authorities also reported 24,326 new coronavirus infections in the space of 24 hours, including 5,838 in the capital Moscow, bringing the national cumulative tally to 2,138,828.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.