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Global coronavirus cases top 54 million

| Updated: November 16, 2020 21:40:49


Global coronavirus cases top 54 million

Over 54 million coronavirus (Covid-19) cases have been confirmed around the world while the global death toll surged to 1,316,502 on Monday.

According to the data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, the total number of coronavirus cases stand at 54,326, 211 as of Monday morning.

The United States remains the worst-hit country with 246,206 deaths, and a total of 11 million cases so far, reports UNB.

The number of coronavirus cases in the US crossed the 11-million mark on Sunday as cases intensified.

The US crossed 10 million Covid-19 cases on November 8 and is reporting over 100,000 daily cases for the past 11 days straight.

The seven-day rolling average for new daily cases stood at 145,400 on Saturday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. That means the US is adding about 1.0 million new cases a week, and deaths averaged 820 a day as of Saturday, a 33 per cent increase in just two weeks, reports AP.

Brazil's COVID-19 death toll reached 165,798 on Sunday after 921 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health.

Meanwhile, the Latin American country registered 38,307 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the national count to 5,863,093.

India is in the second spot in terms of cases, with 8,814,579 cases as of this morning. It has reported 129,635 deaths so far – the third highest in the world.

Mexico has reported the fourth-highest number of deaths at 98,259 with a total of 1,003,253 cases so far – the 11th highest in the world.

The United Kingdom has reported the fifth-highest number of deaths at 51,858, with a total of 1,347,922 cases so far – the seventh highest in the world.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh reported 1837 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours until Sunday morning, taking the country’s overall tally to 432,333.

Besides, 21 more deaths were reported in the same period, driving total fatalities to 6,194.

So far, 349,542 patients (80.85 percent) have recovered -- 1693 in the last 24 hours.

The fatality rate in Bangladesh is 1.43 per cent, the Directorate General of Health Services said.

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

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