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Global Covid-19 cases near 48 million

The number of global coronavirus cases is approaching 48 million on Thursday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

According to the data, the death toll from the virus climbs to 1,223,456 while the total caseload counted 47,997,816 as of Thursday morning.

The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 9.4 million and highest death toll at 233,651.

Infections are rising in all but three states and are climbing at the fastest pace in the Midwest and Southwest.

The nationwide seven-day average of new daily cases now stands at about 86,363 — more than double what it was on September 4, data from Johns Hopkins University show. The rising numbers affirm experts’ warnings another surge is well underway and will only get worse.

Besides, over 850,000 children in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic, a new report of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association says.

Brazil registered 610 more deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 161,106, the Ministry of Health said Wednesday.

Meanwhile, 23,976 new COVID-19 cases were recorded, bringing the nationwide count to 5,590,025, it said.

India is second in cases with 8.3 million, and third in deaths at 123,611.

Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year and the World Health Organization declared it a pandemic in March. There is currently no vaccine for the virus.

Bangladesh coronavirus situation

The number of deaths from Covid-19 in Bangladesh rose to 6,004 on Wednesday with the death of 21 more people in 24 hours.

Besides, health authorities registered 1517 new coronavirus cases during the period, pushing the caseload to 4,14,164.

So far, 331,197 patients have recovered from the disease– 1910 in the last 24 hours.

The fatality rate in Bangladesh is 1.45 percent, 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 5,000 on Sept 22.

Source: United News of Bangladesh