Coronavirus tally: Global COVID-19 cases above 253 million and Austria continues to shut down unvaccinated – Community News
Covid-19

Coronavirus tally: Global COVID-19 cases above 253 million and Austria continues to shut down unvaccinated

According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, the global number of coronavirus-borne illnesses soared to above 253.4 million on Monday, while the death toll surpassed 5.10 million. The US continues to lead the world with a total of 47 million cases and 763,092 deaths. According to a New York Times tracker, the US still averages more than 1,100 deaths a day, although the number of cases and hospitalizations are declining, outside of hotspots such as Illinois, Minnesota, Colorado and New Mexico. Austria has continued with its threat to order unvaccinated people to stay at home for an initial 10-day period, the Associated Press reported. The measure prohibits unvaccinated people aged 12 and older from leaving their homes except for basic activities such as working, shopping, going for a walk or getting vaccinated. Authorities are concerned about increasing infections and deaths and that soon hospital staff will no longer be able to cope with the growing influx of COVID-19 patients. “Our job as the government of Austria is to protect the people,” Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg told reporters in Vienna on Sunday. “That is why we have decided that from Monday … there will be a lockdown for unvaccinated.” India is second only to the US with 34.4 million and has suffered 463,655 deaths. Brazil has the second highest death toll with 611,283 and 21.9 million cases. In Europe, Russia has the most fatalities with 251,796 deaths, followed by the UK with 143,337.

About the author

Rakesh

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment