Worldwide Coronavirus Cases Cross 47.9 Million, Death Toll at 1,222,441

More than 47.9 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,222,441 have died, according to a Reuters tally.

India reported a daily jump of 50,210 coronavirus infections, taking its total to 8.36 million, the health ministry said on Thursday.

This was the highest daily jump in cases since Oct. 25, according to the tally.

Cases in India have been dipping since hitting a peak in September, but experts warn that the Diwali festival season could lead to a spike. Deaths rose by 704, with total mortalities now at 124,315, the ministry said.

Russia reported 19,404 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, close to a record high that included 5,255 infections in Moscow and took the national tally to 1,712,858. Authorities also reported 292 virus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the official death toll to 29,509.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 19,990 to 597,583 and the reported death toll rose by 118 to 10,930, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Thursday.

The Czech Republic reported 15,729 new coronavirus cases for Nov. 4, its highest daily tally since the pandemic started, Health Ministry data showed on Thursday. Total cases rose to 378,716 in the country of 10.7 million, which has seen one of Europe’s highest infection rates amid a second wave of the pandemic.

The ministry also reported 220 new deaths, including 123 on Wednesday along with revisions to previous days, to bring the total to 4,133. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.