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Global Covid-19 cases surpass 35 mln

Global Covid-19 cases surpass 35 mln

Global Covid-19 cases surpassed 35 million on Sunday (Oct 4), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The global case count reached 35,008,447 with a total of 1,034,818 deaths worldwide as of 3:23 p.m. local time (1923 GMT), the CSSE data showed.

The United States reported the most cases and deaths, which stood at 7,411,716 and 209,720, respectively.

With the second highest caseload, India has recorded some 6.55 million infections, with 75,829 in the past 24 hours, while Covid-19-related deaths have totaled 101,782, health ministry data showed.

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

Besides, Russia on Sunday reported 10,499 new cases of coronavirus, topping 10,000 for the first time since May 15, according to local health authorities.

Russia's coronavirus crisis center said 107 more Covid-19 deaths had been confirmed in the last 24 hours, taking the national death toll to 21,358.

Britain had 22,961 more people tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 502,978, according to official figures released on Sunday.

Situation in Bangladesh

The confirmed coronavirus tally in Bangladesh reached 368,690 on Sunday after health authorities recorded 1,125 new cases in 24 hours.

Besides, total fatalities reached 5,348 as 23 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported during the period. The mortality rate is 1.45 percent.

The recovery rate rose to 76.39 percent, a handout from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

During the period, 1,587 patients recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 281,656.