As of 6 p.m. on January 11, there were over 90 million coronavirus cases globally, with the death toll hitting close to two million, according to John Hopkins University. The good news is that there are over 59 million recoveries.
The United States is leading the world in both COVID-19 infections and fatalities, with over 22 million confirmed cases and over 373,000 deaths.
The United States registered a record high of over 310,000 daily COVID-19 cases on Friday.
The UK’s COVID-19 deaths could reach 100,000 by spring, a health expert has warned.
Meanwhile, Japan said it has detected a new coronavirus variant in travelers from Brazil. Four people who arrived at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport from Brazil earlier this month were infected with a coronavirus variant different from those found in Britain and South Africa.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent breached three million as of Sunday.