Coronavirus: Global cases top 67.5 million, deaths 1.54 mn

The number of global coronavirus cases has crossed 67.5 million, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

According to data compiled by JHU, the caseload reached 67,564,565 while the death toll climbed to 1,544,148 as of Tuesday morning.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths with 14,949,229 and 283,703, respectively, according to JHU. Daily infections in the country set a new record high of nearly 228,000 cases on Friday, according to AP.

New cases per day have rocketed to an all-time high of more than 190,000 on average. India comes in second place in terms of cases at 9,677,203 while the country’s death toll soared to 140,573 as of today.

Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll on Tuesday reached 177,317 after registering 376 deaths in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said.

Meanwhile, a total of 20,371 new cases were reported, bringing the national count to 6,623,911. Covid-19 cases were first reported in China in December last year, and it was declared a pandemic in March.

Bangladesh’s situation

Bangladesh saw the deaths of 24 more men and 12 women from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours until Monday morning. Also, 2,198 new cases were confirmed at that time, bringing the caseload to 479,743. So far, 398,623 patients – 83.09% – have recovered.

The fatality number reached 6,874 and the death rate stood at 1.43%, said the Directorate General of Health Services. Bangladesh is the 26th worst-affected country in the world considering the number of cases, according to JHU data.

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.

source: UNB