Global Covid-19 deaths near 1.3 million

Global COVID-19 fatalities is nearing 1.3 million globally with 1,293,434 fatalities, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University on Friday.

Besides, confirmed coronavirus cases reached 52,753,626 globally on Friday morning.

The US has recorded 10,554,805 cases with 242,430 deaths so far amid a nationwide surge of infections that shows no sign of slowing.

Deaths per day in the US have soared more than 40 percent over the past two weeks, from an average of about 790 to more than 1,100 as of Wednesday, the highest level in three months, reports AP.

That is still well below the peak of about 2,200 deaths per day in late April, in what may reflect the availability of better treatments and the increased share of cases among young people, who are more likely than older ones to survive a bout with COVID-19.

But newly-confirmed cases per day in the US have rocketed more than 70 percent over the past two weeks, reaching an average of about 127,000 — the highest on record. And the number of people hospitalised with the virus hit an all-time high of more than 65,000.

According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, India’s caseload now stands at 8,728,795. The country’s death toll has mounted to 128,668.

Brazil currently ranks second worldwide in terms of COVID-19 deaths, only behind the United States, and third in terms of confirmed cases after the US and India.

The country’s caseload stands 5,781,582 while the death toll from Covid-19 reached 164,281 as of Friday.

Bangladesh Coronavirus situation

Bangladesh on Thursday reported 17,112 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, bringing the caseload to 25,01,800.

Besides, 13 more patients died from the virus infection during the period which took the fatalities to 6,140.

The death rate stood at 1.44 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services.

So far, 344,868 patients — 80.73 percent — including 1,737 new ones have recovered in the last 24 hours until Thursday morning.

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 exceeded 6,000 on November 4.