The confirmed cases of coronavirus across the world crossed 12,012, 125 while the death toll from Covid-19 climbed to 548,896 as of Thursday morning, according to the Centre for System Science and Engineering of Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
As per JHU data, Brazil has grabbed the second position after the US with 1,713,160 cases and 67,964 deaths while India taken the third position again with 742,417 cases. India has so far reported 20,642 deaths.
Meanwhile, Russia counted the fourth highest cases — 699,749 — till date.
Among the countries, the US has been the worst-hit with the highest recorded deaths of 132,277 patients and about 3,053,328 confirmed cases.
Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.
Situation in Bangladesh
Bangladesh confirmed its first cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18 but it has been seeing a sharp rise in both new cases and deaths in recent weeks.
Though the country has been showing a significant improvement in the number of recoveries from the disease since June 15 as a total of 80,838 people have made full recovery till date.
Bangladesh’s health authorities reported 3,489 new coronavirus cases and 46 deaths in 24 hours till Wednesday, taking the total cases to 171,134 cases and deaths to 2,197.
Source: United News of Bangladesh