The overall number of global coronavirus cases has crossed the 63.7-million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 1.47 million, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
Here are the top 10 developments this morning:
- The total number of deaths related to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the United States has exceeded 270,000, the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University revealed.
- After phase 2/3 clinical trials for Sputnik V commenced in India on Tuesday, Russian Ambassador Nikolay Kudashev said comprehensive cooperation in countering the spread of coronavirus is a priority area of the Russia-India bilateral and multilateral strategic partnership.
- Georgia reported 3,759 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing its total to 139,343, according to the country’s National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC).
- German BioNTech biopharmaceutical company and its US partner Pfizer have submitted a formal application to register their vaccine against coronavirus in the European Union.
- At least 100 healthcare workers have died from COVID-19 in Pakistan as concerns grow over lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers in the country’s second coronavirus wave.
- Bangladesh reported 2,293 new COVID-19 cases and 31 deaths on Tuesday taking the count to 467,225 and the death toll at 6,675, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
- As many as 5,092 new cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in Indonesia, taking the tally to 543,975 here.
- The total count of COVID-19 cases has crossed 13,000-mark in the Maldives, local media reported on Tuesday.
- The Philippines on Tuesday reported 1,298 new cases of COVID-19 taking the country’s total count to 432,925, according to Department of Health (DOH).
- Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has left a German hospital, where he was treated for the coronavirus disease for over a month and will come back to his country in the coming days, his office said.
(With ANI inputs)