COVID-19 | Top 10 global developments this Wednesday morning

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. German BioNTech biopharmaceutical company and its US partner Pfizer have submitted a formal application to register their vaccine against coronavirus in the European Union.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. As many as 5,092 new cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in Indonesia, taking the tally to 543,975 here.
  8. The total count of COVID-19 cases has crossed 13,000-mark in the Maldives, local media reported on Tuesday.
  9. 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).
  10. 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)

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