Worldwide COVID-19 death toll now reaches 463,999

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 10:07, Jun 21,2020


Activists from the Brazilian NGO Rio de Paz, stand next to 100 mock graves on Copacabana beach symbolising deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 11, 2020, to protest against Brazil's ‘bad governance’ of the pandemic. — AFP file photo

The confirmed coronavirus cases reached 8,768,285, globally, with over 463,999 fatalities, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University on Sunday.

According to JHU data, Brazil and Russia have come up to the second and the third positions after the US with 1,032,913 and 576,162 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Sunday.

Meanwhile, South Asian country India has come up to the fourth position after Russia with 392,048 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The country has so far reported 12,948 deaths.

On the other hand, South American country Brazil counted the second highest deaths after the United States and reported 49,976 lives from the virus till the date.

Among the countries, the US has been the worst-hit with the highest recorded deaths of 119,654 patients and about 2,254,630 confirmed cases.

In the US, New York State alone counted 31,083 deaths till the date.

The United Kingdom has the third-highest death toll at 42,674, followed by Italy with 34,610, France 29,636 and Spain 28,322, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year.

The World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.

On Friday, the World Health Organisation warned of a ‘new and dangerous phase’ of the coronavirus pandemic with people getting tired of lockdowns although the disease is spreading fast.

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