London, More than 72.27 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,628,337 have died, according to a Reuters tally.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 27,728 to 1,379,238 and the reported death toll rose by 952 to 23,427, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Wednesday.
Russia on Wednesday confirmed 26,509 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, including 5,028 in Moscow, pushing the national tally to 2,734,454. Authorities said 596 people had died overnight, taking the official death toll to 48,564.
India recorded 26,355 new coronavirus cases, data from the health ministry showed on Wednesday, making it the third straight day that daily infections in the country have stayed below 30,000. India has recorded 9.93 million infections so far, the second highest in the world after the United States, but daily numbers have dipped steadily since hitting a peak of around 97,000 in mid-September.
The average number of COVID-19 deaths reported each day in India has been decreasing for 10 days straight, according to the tally. On Wednesday, the health ministry said deaths rose by 360, with the total fatalities now at 144,069.
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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