10,816 COVID-19 related deaths confirmed today
2020-11-18 at 15:16
The number of reported global daily deaths from the coronavirus stood at 10,816 today, the highest single-day death count.
The previous record of global daily deaths was 10,733, registered on Nov. 4.
The United States, the worst-affected country worldwide, has reported about 11.38 million infections and 248,574 deaths since the pandemic started.
The United States leads the world in the daily average number of new deaths reported, accounting for one in every 12 deaths reported worldwide each day.
Brazil, with 166,699 coronavirus deaths, followed by India with 130,993 are the only two other countries who have reported more than 100,000 deaths since the first coronavirus-related death was reported in Wuhan, China this January.
In Europe, which accounts for almost a quarter of the 1.3 million deaths, Britain has reported the highest number of deaths in the region.
Britain is also the only European nation to report more than 50,000 fatalities, followed by Italy with 46,464 fatalities and France with 46,273.