COVID-19: Global caseload nears 90 million

Washington, Jan 11 (Agency) Latest data released by the Johns Hopkins University on Sunday showed that the global tally of the coronavirus infections now stands at just under 90 million, while the death toll has crossed 1.93 million. The United States continues to have the highest case count in the world, with 22.2 million cases and 373,331 fatalities. Japan’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) on Sunday confirmed it had found a new strain of the coronavirus among four individuals arriving from Brazil.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has topped 3 million on Sunday, according to the African Union’s health agency. The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention dashboard shows that the continent has logged 3,021,769 cases since the start of the pandemic. Over 2.4 million coronavirus patients have recovered and more than 72,000 have died. In order to lend a helping hand to developing Nations the United Kingdom has raised $1 billion from global donors to fund vaccination campaigns against COVID-19 in developing countries, said the UK Foreign Office on Sunday.