The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 1,571,376 with the global confirmed cases reaching 68,970,659 as of 7:30 pm BJT on Thursday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current status (data as of 7:30 pm BJT, December 10):
The United States on Wednesday registered more than 3,000 deaths from COVID-19 within 24 hours, the highest daily death toll since April, showed data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
India's COVID-19 tally reached 9,767,371 on Thursday as 31,521 new cases were registered, according to the latest data from the federal health ministry.
The Brazilian government announced Wednesday it could start using Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccines this month or in January upon approval by the country's health authorities.
Russia has recorded 27,927 more COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, up from 26,190 a day earlier, the country's COVID-19 response center said Thursday.
Italy reported on Wednesday 12,756 new COVID-19 cases, bringing its tally to 1,770,149, according to the country's health authorities.
Colombia reported 7,523 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 1,392,133, Colombian health authorities said on Wednesday.