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Global Covid-19 death toll reaches 1,199, 693

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has surpassed 46.4 million globally with nearly 1.2 million fatalities on Monday, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University.

The death toll from Covid-19 in the world reached 1,199, 693 while the total caseload surpassed 46,437,615 as of Monday morning.

The U.S. has registered 230,967 deaths with 9,201,500 infections – both the highest in the world.

India comes in second place in terms of cases (8,184,082), while the country’s death toll soared to 122,111.

Brazil currently ranks second in terms of Covid-19 deaths, behind the United States, and third in the number of cases, after the US and India.

Brazil registered 190 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 160,074, the Ministry of Health said Sunday.

Meanwhile, 10,100 new COVID-19 cases were recorded, bringing the nationwide count to 5,545,705.

Meanwhile, 22,282 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded, bringing the total to 5,545,705.

Europe is seeing a drastic resurgence of COVID-19 cases, forcing countries to reimpose restrictions in a bid to curb further spread of the virus.

Austria will enter a second national lockdown from Tuesday to the end of November, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced on Saturday.

In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Saturday that England will enter a month-long lockdown from Thursday.

“Now is the time to take action because there is no alternative,” Johnson said in a virtual press conference at Downing Street.

The prime minister’s announcement of the toughest restrictions, second of its kind since the outbreak in Britain, came just hours after official figures showed that the country’s confirmed cases surge past 1 million mark.

France, epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in Europe, recorded 46,290 new coronavirus cases in a 24-hour span on Sunday, raising the country’s total infections to 1.41 million.

France returns to a partial national lockdown, during which people can go out only for work, health emergency, essential family needs or short exercise near home. Non-essential shops, including bars, cafes, gyms and restaurants, are closed.

The French government expects that the one-month lockdown would help cut the daily infections to 5,000, but experts believed that the new restrictions need more time to bear fruit.

Meanwhile, due to the worsening epidemiological situation in Spain, one of the worst-hit countries in Europe, authorities Wednesday have decided to close four more regions in the country.

Murcia closes borders for 14 days, while Andalusia, Castile and Leon, and Castile-La-Mancha until November 9.

While in Italy, over 21.7 million people, making up over one-third of the country’s population, have been placed under curfew amid a spike in new infections.

“This truly is the moment for us to be united,” Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte urged lawmakers Thursday while updating them on the latest restrictions and the financial measures to support economy introduced by the cabinet since Oct. 24.

He said this phase was “not less threatening than the first battle we fought in spring.”

“All of the European Union countries are facing the dramatic impact of this second wave, and are adopting measures very similar to ours, in some cases even more severe,” Conte said.

Bangladesh situation

Bangladesh on Sunday registered 1,568 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, pushing the caseload to 409,252.

Besides, 18 more patients died from Covid-19 during the period, taking the fatalities to 5,941.

So far, 325940 patients have recovered from the disease– 1,795 in the last 24 hours.

The fatality rate in Bangladesh is 1.45 percent, the Directorate General of Health Services said.

Source: United News of Bangladesh