World COVID-19 deaths surpass 2 millionJanuary 16, 2021 09:33
A grim milestone has been reached globally as the COVID-19 deaths have breached the 2 million deaths mark while the cases are nearing 94 million.
As of Saturday, 7.52 am IST, the COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University reported that the global coronavirus caseload stands at 93,787,372 while the fatalities across the world stand at 2,006,987.
The United States continues to be the worst-affected country by the pandemic reporting over 23,520,563 cases and 391,922 deaths -- the most anywhere in the world.
India and Brazil continue to be the second and third most affected country respectively reporting over 10.5 million cases and 8.393 million cases respectively. Brazil has the second-highest death toll in the world from COVID-19 reporting as many as 208,246.
Meanwhile, Russia may vaccinate 60 per cent of the population against the coronavirus in the first year, this is a very serious achievement, the head of Russian consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said as reported by Sputnik.