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Global Covid-19 death toll hits 992,984: JHU


Global Covid-19 death toll hits 992,984: JHU

The United States remains the nation worst hit by the pandemic, with 7,077,485 cases and 204,485 deaths, making up more than 20 percent of the global death toll.

Global death toll due to Covid-19 reached 992,984 on Sunday (Sep 27) morning, according to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Besides, the confirmed Covid-19 cases hit 32,747, 374 globally, according to the JHU data.

The United States remains the country worst hit by the pandemic, with 7,077,485 cases and 204,485 deaths.

Brazil recorded the world's second largest death toll of 141,406, followed by India with 93,379 fatalities.

Meanwhile, India reported 5,903,932 cases and Brazil recorded 4,717,991 as of Sunday.

Countries with over 30,000 fatalities also include Mexico, Britain, Italy, Peru, France and Spain.

Situation in Bangladesh

The death toll from Covid-19 disease reached 5,129 in Bangladesh on Saturday morning, as health authorities registered 36 more fatalities in 24 hours across the country.

During the period, another 1,106 fresh cases were detected which raised the number of total cases in the country to 3,57,873 since the first detection of infections by the deadly virus on Mar 8.

According to a handout provided by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 10,765 new tests were carried out during the period that took the total number of sample tests to 18,98,775.

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