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Global Covid-19 caseload hits 34,791,855


Global Covid-19 caseload hits 34,791,855

The confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19) cases now reached 34,791,855 globally as of Sunday (Oct 4) morning, according to the latest tally of Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Besides, the fatalities from the virus were recorded 1,031,528 in the morning.

The United States has the highest death toll with 209,335 fatalities followed by Brazil, India, Mexico and Britain.

The number of coronavirus infections in the U.S. has reached 7, 379,614.

India has recorded 6,473,544 cases – the second highest caseload of the coronavirus disease – with 100,842 fatalities.

Brazil is the third worst-hit country with 4,880,523 confirmed cases and 145,388 deaths.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh on Saturday (Oct 3) reported 20 more deaths in 24 hours which is the lowest daily number of fatalities recorded in a day since May 28, when the country saw 15 deaths. The total fatalities in the country now reached 5,325 while the mortality rate stands at 1.45 percent.

The confirmed coronavirus tally in the country reached 367,565 on Saturday, after health authorities recorded 1,182 cases in 24 hours.

In Bangladesh, the first three cases of coronavirus infection were detected on Mar 8. The cases reached the 300,000-mark on Aug 26.

The first death was reported on Mar 18 and the death toll exceeded 5,000 on Sep 22.

A total of 19,79,805 samples have so far been tested since the detection of the first Covid-19 cases in the country.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in order to make treatment facilities easily available for the Covid-19 patients, the government has introduced telemedicine services comprising 100 physicians, for round- the-clock in the country. A total of 4,26,526 people have so far received healthcare services from telemedicine.

The DGHS said 2,13,18,985 people received healthcare services from hotline mobile numbers and health web portals as the government formed a group of medical professionals to provide emergency healthcare services.

To receive information and treatment facilities on Covid-19, the contact hotline and mobile numbers are 16263; 333; 10655 and 01944333222.

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