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Global Covid-19 cases now over 18m


Global Covid-19 cases now over 18m

Globally, the number of officially confirmed coronavirus cases has shot past 18 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

The total number of cases stood at 18,109,901 and the fatalities rose to 690,055 as of Monday evening, data compiled by JHU’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) showed.

Besides, 1,468,689 people recovered from virus infection globally.

The US has topped the list of countries with most confirmed cases (4,668,406) as its fatalities reached 154,861, according to JHU.

Besides, Brazil came in the second place with 2,733,677 infections and 94,104 deaths.

India currently ranks third in terms of confirmed coronavirus cases (1,803,695) followed by Russia (854,641), South Africa (511,485), Mexico (439,046) and Peru (428,850).

Meanwhile, Bangladesh has been placed 16th in this list of countries with most officially confirmed coronavirus cases.

Coronavirus situation in Bangladesh

The death tally from coronavirus in Bangladesh reached 3,184 on Monday as 30 more patients died of the virus in the last 24 hours, the health authorities announced at a regular online briefing.

But the number of tests came down drastically with only 4,249 samples being tested during this period. But more than one in four tests turned out to be positive – 1,356 in total.

The daily infection rate reached an unprecedented 31.9 percent which is highest in the last two months.

Currently, Bangladesh’s officially confirmed cases stands at 2,42,102.

Prof Dr Nasima Sultana of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), who has been delivering the numbers at an online briefing, said 1,066 patients have made full recovery from Covid-19, raising the total recoveries to 1,37,905.

Nearly 57 per cent have recovered from the disease in Bangladesh, she said, reports UNB.

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