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Coronavirus cases surpass 43.4 million

Coronavirus cases surpass 43.4 million

The confirmed Covid-19 cases have surpassed 43.4 million globally as of Tuesday (Oct 27) morning, according to latest data of Johns Hopkins University. More than 1.15 million fatalities have been recorded globally, according to the data.

Deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. are on the rise again, just as health experts had feared, and cases are climbing in practically every state, reports said.

The U.S. has registered over 225,000 deaths and more than 8.6 million infections – both the highest in the world. Deaths are still well below the U.S. peak of over 2,200 per day in late April.

But experts are warning of a grim fall and winter, with a widely cited model from the University of Washington projecting about 386,000 dead by Feb 1.

A vaccine is unlikely to become widely available until mid-2021.

The seven-day rolling average for daily new cases hit a record high on Sunday of 68,767, according to Johns Hopkins, eclipsing the previous mark of 67,293, set in mid-July.

The U.S. recorded more than 80,000 new cases on both Friday and Saturday – the highest marks ever – though testing has expanded dramatically over the course of the outbreak, making direct comparisons problematic.

New coronavirus infections reported in India in a span of 24 hours dropped below 50,000 for the second time this month, while the new fatalities registered during the same period fell under 500 after 108 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

India's Covid-19 caseload mounted to 79,09,959 with 45,148 new infections being reported in a day. The deaths climbed to 1,19,014 with 480 new fatalities.

Russia's daily tally of new coronavirus cases surged to a record high of 17,347 on Monday, including 5,224 in Moscow, taking the national tally to 1,531,224. Authorities said 219 people had died in the last 24 hours, pushing the official death toll to 26,269.

The number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise in Bangladesh. The health authorities detected 1,436 new cases across the country in 24 hours until Monday, taking the total to 400,25.

15 more patients died from Covid-19 during the period, raising the death toll to 5,818. Besides, 1,493 patients recovered from the disease, and the number of total recoveries from coronavirus have jumped to 316,600.

The fatality rate in Bangladesh is 1.45 percent, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.