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Global Covid-19 cases top 29.1m

Global Covid-19 cases top 29.1m

The confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19) cases have exceeded 29.1 million globally as of Tuesday (Sep 15) morning, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Besides, the global death count has reached 926,923, shows the tally. According to the JHU data, more than 19.7 million people have recovered from the virus.

The JHU says the worst hit U.S. has registered more than 6.5 million infections and 194,467 deaths – both the highest in the world.

Beside, India's Health Ministry reported a single-day spike of 92,071 confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday and another 1,136 deaths. India has now reported more than 4.8 million infections and more than 79,700 deaths since the pandemic has begun, reports said.

According to the data, the third worst hit Brazil has reported 4.3 million confirmed coronavirus and counted 132,006 deaths.

Covid-19 cases were first reported in China in December last.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on Mar 11.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh on Monday reported the death of 26 Covid-19 patients in a day – the lowest since Aug 2 when the country saw 22 people die.

Until morning, the death tally stood at 4,759 and the fatality rate at 1.4 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

In a handout, the DGHS announced detection of 1,812 new coronavirus patients in 24 hours.

The number of recovered patients increased to 243,155 as 2,512 made recovery in a day. The recovery rate now stands at 71.66 percent. 

Bangladesh reported its first cases on Mar 8 and the first death on Mar 18.