As of 6 p.m. on February 24, there were over 112 million coronavirus cases globally, with the death toll reaching 2.5 million, according to John Hopkins University. The good news is that there are over 88 million recoveries.
The United States is leading the world in both COVID-19 infections and fatalities, with over 28 million confirmed cases and over 515,000 deaths.
New York State has confirmed its first case of the coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa, Governor Andrew Cuomo said.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was very optimistic that all COVID-19 restrictions in England would end on June 21, but nothing can be guaranteed.
The governors of Kyoto, Osaka and Hyogo in western Japan asked the central government to lift the state of emergency over the novel coronavirus disease in these areas early due to sufficient improvement in their situations.