The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 1,829,018 with the global confirmed cases reaching 84,055,697 as of 6:30 pm BJT on Saturday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current status (data as of 6:30 pm BJT, January 2):
Confirmed coronavirus cases in the US have surpassed 20 million, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. That's nearly twice as many infections as in India, which ranked second in the world in terms of the virus caseload, and nearly a quarter of the global case tally of more than 83 million.
India's COVID-19 tally rose to 10,305,788 on Saturday as 19,079 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, said the latest data from the health ministry. According to the data, the death toll mounted to 148,218 as 224 COVID-19 patients died since Friday morning.
The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 7,203 within one day to 758,473, with the death toll adding by 226 to 22,555, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.
Vietnam has reported its first case of a more contagious COVID-19 variant first discovered in Britain, the country's Ministry of Health confirmed Saturday.
Twenty eight provinces of Thailand will be put under maximum control as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, health officials announced on Saturday.