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Global Covid-19 cases surge continues

Global Covid-19 cases surge continues

The total number of global coronavirus cases exceeded 62.6 million on Monday (Nov 30), according to the Johns Hopkins University. Besides, the deaths have surged to more than 1.45 million, the data shows.

The number of total Covid-19 cases globally reached 62,677,879 with 1,458,360 deaths.

Covid-19 has hit 191 countries since the first cases were reported from China in December last year.

The United States has reported 13,376,113 cases since the start of the pandemic and the country's fatalities have climbed to 266,838.

The number of new Covid-19 cases reported in the U.S. topped 200,000 for the first time Friday, according to data from the university. Since January, when the first infections were reported in the U.S., the nation’s total number of cases has surpassed 13 million. More than 265,000 people have died, reports said.

The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus in the weeks after Thanksgiving, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas.

India comes in second place in terms of cases at 9,392,919, while the country's death toll soared to 136,696.

Brazil registered 172, 833 deaths while the country’s total caseload reached 6,314,740 as of Monday.

The countries with a death toll above 20,000 are: Mexico with 105,459 deaths, the UK with 58,342, Italy with 54,904, France with 52,410, Iran with 47,874, Spain with 44,668 and Russia with 39,127.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh reported 29 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the country's fatalities to 6,609. The death rate stood at 1.43%, said the Directorate General of Health Services. Also, 1,788 new cases were reported at that time, bringing the total to 462,407.

So far, 378,172 patients – 81.78% – including 2,287 new ones in the last 24 hours have recovered.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on Mar 8. The infection number reached the 300,000-mark on Aug 26.

The first death was reported on Mar 18 and the death toll crossed 6,000 on Nov 4.