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Global death toll from Covid-19 passes 600,000

Global death toll from Covid-19 passes 600,000

The global death toll from Covid-19 has surpassed 600,000, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. By 0050 GMT on Saturday (Jul 18), the number of fatalities worldwide stood at 600,665, and that of global Covid-19 infections surpassed 14 million.

The United States remains the worst-hit nation in the world in absolute terms with 3,638,002 cases and 139,128 deaths.

Meanwhile, coronavirus cases in Bangladesh crossed 2 lakh mark on Saturday as the health authorities detected 2,709 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Total confirmed cases reached 202,066 and the casualties from the global pandemic climbed to 2,581 in the country with the death of 34 more patients during the period.

Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), came up with the disclosure at the daily health bulletin of DGHS today.

She also informed that 1,373 persons have recovered from Covid-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,10,098.  

The health authorities have tested 10,17,674 samples in the country since the detection of the virus in the country.