Tue. Sep 21st, 2021

GENEVA – The global death toll from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) increased by 475 to 7,426 in the past 24 hours as of 10:00 CET (0900 GMT) Tuesday, according to the daily situation report released by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The report showed a total of 179,112 confirmed cases of Covid-19 were reported as of Tuesday morning, an increase of 11,526 infections compared to the previous day, among which 11,487 new cases were reported outside China.

In the European region, now the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic, 8,507 more cases were reported as of Tuesday morning, bringing the cumulative number of infections to 64,189, including 3,108 deaths.

The most affected European countries with more than 2,000 cases each – Italy, Spain, France, Germany, and Switzerland – reported nearly 52,000 infections in total.

Eight additional countries and regions reported their first confirmed cases, while 88 countries and regions have seen local transmission of Covid-19.

The total number of active cases in Italy is far higher than in any other country, according to the WHO.

Italy’s confirmed cases jumped dramatically on Tuesday, with more than 3,500, pushing the cumulative total number to more than 30,000, according to new data released by the Civil Protection Department.

The number of dead reached 2,503 and that of recovered individuals rose to 2,941, compared to 2,158 and 2,749, respectively, a day earlier.

There are 26,062 active cases in Italy, up from 23,073 a day earlier.

Including the dead and the recovered, the total confirmed cases reached 31,506 on Tuesday, compared to 27,980 cases on Monday.

The number of Italians in intensive care passed 2,000 for the first time, totaling 2,060, up from 1,851 reported on Monday.

The latest figures show 11,108 people resting in isolation at home and 12,894 hospitalized with symptoms, compared to 10,197 and 11,025, respectively, on Monday.

As the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic continues to develop, WHO said it is committed to working together with the travel, transport and tourism sectors on emergency preparedness and response, according to the report. (Xinhua)

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