Global COVID-19 cases near 90 million, deaths 1.92 mn

Dhaka, Jan 10 (AP/UNB) – Almost 90 million people have been infected with coronavirus as COVID-19 cases hardly show any sign of slowing down, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The total case count has reached 89,611,443 as the death toll from COVID-19 climbed to 1,926,343 as of Sunday morning.
JHU data also show that the virus is surging in many regions and areas of 191 countries.
COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 22 million on Saturday. The US has recorded 22,132,397 cases with 372,428 fatalities.
The seven-day rolling average for daily new deaths in the US rose over the past two weeks, going from 2,368.1 on December 25 to 2,982.7 on Friday.
India’s COVID-19 tally reached 10,431,639 while the death toll rose to 150,798.
Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll reached 202,631 on Saturday after 1,171 more patients died from the novel coronavirus during the past 24 hours, official data showed.
In the last 24 hours, tests detected 62,290 new cases, bringing the nationwide tally of confirmed cases to 8,075,998.
Brazil has the world’s second-largest COVID-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third largest outbreak, after the United States and India.
COVID-19 in Bangladesh
Bangladesh recorded 22 more deaths and 692 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours until Saturday morning.
The infection tally stood at 5,21,382 with the new cases.
So far, a total of 7,756 people have lost their lives and 4,66,064 recovered from the disease since the first death was reported on March 18.
The country saw a daily infection rate of 5.36 percent with 89.39 percent recovery and a mortality rate of 1.49 percent.
Until now, 3,344,399 tests, including 12,524 new ones, have been carried out.
The country’s infection number reached the 500,000-mark on December 20. The first cases were reported on March 8. The death toll exceeded 7,000 on December 12.