Global coronavirus deaths top 3.84 million

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 12:12, Jun 18,2021


Many countries in the world are still grappling with a spike in Covid-19 infections and deaths, even with mass inoculations underway. In fact, the fatalities have now topped 3.84 million.

To be specific, the total caseload and deaths from the virus stand at 177,363,051 and 3,840,426, respectively, as of Friday morning, as per the latest data released by Johns Hopkins University.

So far, 2,485,778,224 Covid vaccine doses have been administered across the globe, as per the university data.

The US has logged 33,508,737 cases and 600,937 deaths to date, according to the university. The death toll in the United States is the highest in the world.

Brazil on Thursday registered 2,335 more deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours, pushing up the national fatality toll to 496,172.

A total of 74,337 new infections were detected during the period, raising the total caseload to 17,704,041, the federal health ministry said.

Brazil has the world’s second-highest Covid-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third-largest caseload, following the United States and India.

Besides, India’s total Covid tally reached 29,762,793 on Friday morning, while the death toll in the country surpassed 383,582.

Bangladesh on Thursday morning recorded 63 more Covid-related deaths and 3,840 new cases in 24 hours, showing signs of deterioration in the country’s pandemic situation again.

With the new figures, the death toll jumped to 13,345 while the death rate stood at 1.59 per cent, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

Bangladesh’s fight to tackle the second wave of coronavirus has become tougher after the detection of the Delta variant of the virus in different parts of the country.

The higher infection rate in frontier districts and limited capacities in district hospitals have become a challenge amid the worsening situation.

The total caseload has reached 8,41,087, with the new cases.

The government has extended the ongoing countrywide lockdown till 15 July as the Covid-19 situation continues to worsen.

However, all government, semi-government, autonomous and private offices, banks and financial institutions will remain open maintaining health protocols.

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