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Worldwide Coronavirus Cases Cross 85.23 Million, Death Toll at 1,847,660

Saudi Press Agency

Tuesday 1442/5/21 - 2021/01/05

London, January 04, 2021, SPA -- More than 85.23 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,847,660 have died, according to a Reuters tally.

Russia reported 24,246 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours on Tuesday, including 4,842 in Moscow, taking the national tally to 3,284,384. Authorities said 518 people had died, taking Russia's official death toll to 59,506.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 11,897 to 1,787,410, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Tuesday. The reported death toll rose by 944 to 35,518, the tally showed.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

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13:20 LOCAL TIME 10:20 GMT
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