The global death toll from the coronavirus has now surpassed 4.7 million, and more than 231 million cases have been detected across the globe, according to Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media, and other sources.
The United States has the highest death toll and overall coronavirus tally, with 687,078 fatalities and 42.8 million infections.
It is followed by India (more than 33.59 million cases and 446,368 deaths) and Brazil (21.3 million cases and a death toll of 593,663).
Meanwhile, more than 6 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered worldwide.
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15:39 GMT 25.09.2021
UK Confirms 31,348 New Coronavirus Cases
15:16 GMT 25.09.2021
Italy Reports 3,525 New COVID-19 Cases
09:03 GMT 25.09.2021
Russia Records 22,041 New Cases of Coronavirus in Past 24 Hours
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia registered 22,041 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with cumulative total reaching 7,398,415, the federal response centre said on 25 September.
Moscow registered the largest number of new cases in this period with 3,211; St. Petersburg the second largest with 1,907, Moscow region the third largest with 1,106.
In the same 24 hours, 16,325 recoveries from COVID-19 and 822 deaths of patients with COVID-19 were confirmed across the country.
06:35 GMT 25.09.2021
US, Japan, Australia, India Plan to Produce 1Bln COVID-19 Vaccines by 2023
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - Leaders of the United States, Japan, Australia and India announced on Saturday their plans to produce at least 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of 2022.
The leaders of the four countries — US President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga — met in Washington on Friday at the first-ever in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit.
"As Quad countries, we have pledged to donate more than 1.2 billion vaccine doses globally, in addition to the doses we have financed through COVAX. To date we have collectively delivered nearly 79 million safe and effective vaccine doses to the Indo-Pacific region. Our Vaccine Partnership remains on track to expand manufacturing at Biological E Ltd. this fall, so that it can produce at least 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of 2022," the leaders said in a joint statement after the Quad Leaders’ Summit.
Summit participants announced their intention to conduct an exercise to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022.
"The Quad commits to better preparing our countries and the world for the next pandemic. We will continue to build coordination in our broader COVID-19 response and health-security efforts in the Indo-Pacific, and we will jointly build and conduct at least one pandemic preparedness tabletop or exercise in 2022," the Quad leaders stated.
04:40 GMT 25.09.2021
El Salvador Plans to Give Third Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
04:25 GMT 25.09.2021
South Korea Registers Record 3,273 New COVID-19 Cases Over Past 24 Hours
SEOUL (Sputnik) – South Korea has registered 3,273 new COVID-19 cases within the past 24 hours, marking the largest daily increase since the start of the pandemic, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on 25 September.
The previous record was set on 11 August when the country reported about 2,223 new coronavirus cases.
Out of 3,273 new cases, 3,245 are domestic ones and 28 more imported. The largest number of new cases – 1217 ones – were recorded in Seoul, the central province of Gyeonggi comes next with 1,094 cases.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Korea stands at 298,402, with 266,414 recoveries. The death toll has increased by 7 to 2,441 people within the past day.