In the last 24 hours, 498,430 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 7,485 patients died from the pandemic. The United States (US) has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic during the period.
Earlier on Tuesday, 400,047 COVID-19 patients were detected while 5,220 deaths related to the disease were reported worldwide.
As of Wednesday morning (17-11-2021), a total of 255,098,687 people has been diagnosed with coronavirus worldwide, as the death toll climbs to 5,129,829 while 230,609,595 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
The US has registered 1,282 deaths and 87,133 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 786,268 and counting the overall caseload to 48,161,377 in the country due to the pandemic so far.
Russia has seen the second-highest death toll of 1,240 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 257,837. At the same time, 36,818 new COVID cases were diagnosed within the period, bringing the virus caseload to 9,145,912.
Ukraine has recorded the third-highest death toll of 838 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 77,985. Besides, the total caseload from the pandemic has risen to 3,244,749 with 16,308 new infections during the period.
The United Kingdom has registered 37,243 Covid-19 deaths and 214 deaths in the past 24 hours.
Latin American nation Brazil has recorded 140 Covid-19 deaths and 4,918 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. With the latest figure, the virus cases tally rose to 21,965,684 in the country while the deaths toll stood at 611,524.
The coronavirus, which was first reported in China in 2019, is affecting 222 countries and territories around the world.