Global COVID-19 infections cross 6.1m

United News of Bangladesh. Dhaka | Published: 09:42, Jun 01,2020


The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases passed 6.1 million globally on Monday morning, said Johns Hopkins University data.

There have now been 61,65,181 confirmed cases and 3,71,995 deaths linked to COVID-19.

The United States has the highest number of confirmed cases – 17,89,364– and the highest death toll – 104,358.

In Brazil, the number of confirmed cases has passed half a million, the second highest total in the world.

Russia has confirmed 405,843 cases, the UK 276,156 Spain  239,479, Italy 232,997 and India190,609.

The UK has the second-highest death toll at 38,571, followed by Italy 33,415 deaths, Brazil 29,314 , France 28,805 and Spain 27,127, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Novel coronavirus cases were first reported in China December last year. The World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.

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