Global Coronavirus Caseload Exceeds 58 mln

Globally confirmed coronavirus cases crossed 58,095,887 deaths on Sunday, with 1,379,83 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The US is the worst-hit country with 12,088,409 incidents, including 255,833 deaths on Sunday.

Brazil reported 376 new deaths from Covid-19, raising the national death toll to 168,989, said the government on Saturday. The number of illnesses rose by 32,622, taking the national count to 6,052,786, reports UNB.

Neighbouring India's coronavirus count crossed 9,095,806 on Sunday, with 45,209 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said.

The country's death rate has risen to 133,227, with 501 more patients dead since Saturday morning.

India reportedly has 440,962 active cases, while 8,521,617 patients have been discharged from the hospital.

The government is ramping up Covid-19 testing facilities across the country. Till Saturday, a total of 131,733,134 tests were conducted, out of which 1,075,326 tests were conducted on Saturday alone, said the figures released by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Covid vaccine Covaxin, which is being developed by India's biotechnology company "Bharat Biotech International Limited," entered the third phase of trial on Friday.

Bangladesh’s coronavirus situation

Bangladesh saw a rise in deaths from coronavirus infections as health authorities reported 28 more deaths in 24 hours until Saturday, taking the fatalities to 6,350 with a death rate of 1.43 percent.

During this period, 1,848 new cases were detected, bringing the caseload to 445,281.

So far, 360,352 patients – 80.93 percent – have recovered, including 1,921 in the last 24 hours.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8. The infection number reached the 300,000-mark on August 26. The first death was reported on March 18 and the death toll crossed 6,000 on November 4


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