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Global Covid-19 cases exceeds 39 mn

Global Covid-19 cases exceeds 39 mn

The confirmed global coronavirus cases surpassed 39 million as of Saturday (Oct 17), according to the latest tally of Johns Hopkins University (JHU). The total caseload reached 39,247,785 while the fatalities from the virus were recorded 1,103,352 in the morning, the JHU latest data shows.

The United States has recorded 218,529 deaths followed by Brazil, India, Mexico and Britain. Besides, the number of coronavirus infections in the U.S. has reached 8,045,090.

The U.S. remains the world's worst-hit nation, with the most cases and deaths.

U.S. Covid-19 cases topped 5 million on Aug 9, hit 6 million on Aug 31, and exceeded 7 million on Sep 25.

Multiple regions across the U.S. recorded continuous high surge in new cases this month.

With the second highest caseload of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) globally, India has recorded 7,370,468 cases with 112,161 fatalities.

Brazil is the third worst-hit country with 5,200,300 confirmed cases and 153,214 deaths.

Bangladesh situation

The health authorities reported 1,527 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total caseload to 386,086 as of Friday.

During this period, 15 coronavirus deaths were recorded, pushing the death tally to 5,623.

The fatality rate in Bangladesh is 1.46 percent, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

So far, 2,140,129 samples have been tested and 18.04 percent of them have turned out to be positive.

Currently, there are 79,725 active cases in the country.