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Global Covid-19 cases top 140 mn with over 3 mn fatalities

More than 140 million people have been infected with Covid-19 worldwide with over 3 million fatalities on Sunday, showing a shattering situation of the pandemic.

The total case count from the virus has reached 140,433,831 while the death toll mounted to 3,008,964 as of Sunday morning, according to the data compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The number of lives lost, as compiled by Johns Hopkins University, is about equal to the population of Kyiv, Ukraine; Caracas, Venezuela; or metropolitan Lisbon, Portugal. It is bigger than Chicago (2.7 million) and equivalent to Philadelphia and Dallas combined, reports AP.

And the true number is believed to be significantly higher because of possible government concealment and the many cases overlooked in the early stages of the outbreak that began in Wuhan, China, at the end of 2019.

When the world back in January passed the bleak threshold of 2 million deaths, immunization drives had just started in Europe and the United States. Today, they are underway in more than 190 countries, though progress in bringing the virus under control varies widely.

The US which remains the world’s worst hit country in number of cases and death has logged 31,627,701 cases and 566,893 deaths respectively.

Still, deaths in the U.S. are down to about 700 per day on average, plummeting from a mid-January peak of about 3,400, reports AP.

Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll on Saturday reached 371,678 after registering another 2,929 fatalities, the country’s ministry of health reported.

According to the ministry, another 67,636 cases were registered, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 13,900,091.

Since the beginning of this year, the country has been facing a second wave of the virus, which has resulted in the collapse of a large part of its healthcare system.

In India, the Covid-19 situation has reached at dire state following the spike in Covid-19 cases as the country has been continuing to register over 2 lakh Covid-19 cases for the last couple of days.

So far, India has registered 14,526,609 cases and 175, 649 deaths.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh registered a single-day death of 101 from Covid-19 for the second consecutive day in the past 24 hours until Saturday, pushing up the total fatalities to 10,283.

The country shattered its previous all records of single-day death count with 101 fatalities on Friday.

However, 3,473 new cases were detected during the period as the number of tests declined significantly in the last 5-6 days. Only 16, 185 samples were tested during the period.

Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 last year and the first death on the 18th of that month.

Source: United News of Bangladesh