Global Covid-19 caseload surges past 38 mln

The globally confirmed Covid-19 cases surpassed 38 million on Wednesday, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University (JHU).


The total caseload from Covid-19 reached 38,066,000 while 1,085,396 deaths from coronavirus have been recorded, according to JHU data.


The US has registered 7,856,321 cases while the death toll reached 215,882 – the highest number of cases and deaths in the world.


India, the second worst-hit country in terms of the number of cases, has recorded 7,175,880 cases with 109,856 deaths.


The third-worst-hit country Brazil has counted 5,113,628 cases and 150,998 deaths.


The virus, which causes the respiratory infection Covid-19, was first detected in the city of Wuhan, China, in late 2019. The outbreak spread quickly across the globe in the first months of 2020 and declared a global pandemic by the WHO on March 11.


Coronavirus in Bangladesh


Coronavirus caseload in Bangladesh stood at 381,275 on Tuesday with the detection of 1,537 new cases in 24 hours until Tuesday morning.


The health authorities also announced 22 more deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total fatalities to 5,577.


With 1,537 patients recovering during this period, the total recoveries from coronavirus rose to 295,873.


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