Published:  08:24 AM, 23 August 2020

Global Covid-19 cases surpass 23mn,death tally hits 803,479

Global Covid-19 cases surpass 23mn,death tally hits 803,479

Janomot report: The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 23 million mark, while the deaths have increased to over 803,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Sunday morning, the total number of cases stood at 23,130,345 and the fatalities rose to 803,397, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

The US accounted for the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 5,666,121 and 176,345, respectively, according to the CSSE.

Brazil came in the second place with 3,582,362 infections and 114,250 deaths.

In terms of cases, India ranks third (2,975,701), and is followed by Russia (949,531), South Africa (607,045), Peru (576,067), Mexico (556,216), Colombia (522,138), Chile (395,708), Spain (386,054), Iran (356,792), Argentina (336,802), the UK (326,559), Saudi Arabia (306,370), Bangladesh (292,625), Pakistan (292,174), France (275,562), Italy (258,136), Turkey (257,032), Germany (233,861), Iraq (201,050), Philippines (187,249), Indonesia (151,498), Canada (126,560), Qatar (116,765), Bolivia (107,435), Ecuador (107,089), Ukraine (105,337), Kazakhstan (104,313) and Israel (101,933), the CSSE figures showed.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the Mexico (60,254), India (55,794), UK (41,509), Italy (35,430), France (30,517), Spain (28,838), Peru (27,245), Iran (20,502), Russia (16,268), Colombia (16,568), South Africa (12,987) and Chile (10,792).

Bangladesh coronavirus situation:

The death toll from Covid-19 disease reached 3,907 in Bangladesh on Saturday, as health authorities reported 46 more fatalities in the last 24 hours across the country.

During the period, another 2,265 fresh cases were detected which increased the number of total cases in the country to 2,92,625 since the first detection of the infection on March 8.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 11,356 new tests were carried out during the period that took the total number of sample tests to 14,31,855. It said 19.95 percent of tests turned out to be positive.

The daily infection rate was recorded 20.44 percent on Saturday.

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