Covid-19 cases reach alarming levels: WHO

The number of Covid-19 cases has reached alarming levels with the World Health Organisation saying global cases have gone above 83.3 million, with over 1.83 million fatalities as of Sunday.
With the new variant of the Covid-19 pandemic, the global body says the number of new confirmed cases increased by 742,681 with the death toll rising by 12,563 in just
24 hours.
Since the start of the pandemic, Europe reported an excess of 26 million confirmed cases while Southeast Asia reported 12 million cases.
The WHO coronavirus disease dashboard shows the number of COVID-19 cases in the Americas made up nearly half of the global total, with more than 36 million cases.
According to the Centre for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 20.6 million as of Sunday evening with 350 000 deaths.
With India introducing new vaccine trials, the Asian country’s COVID-19 cases rose to 10,323,965 with 18,177 more infections being recorded during the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, another 54,990 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 2,654,779.
It is the sixth day in a row that daily new cases have topped 50,000 in Britain.
Meanwhile the continental disease control and prevention agency said the death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic had reached 66,631 as of Sunday afternoon while 2,332,063 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered.
The most affected African countries in terms of the number of positive cases include South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Ethiopia.

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