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Global Covid-19 death toll approaching 1mn

Global Covid-19 death toll approaching 1mn

The global coronavirus death toll will officially touch the one-million mark in the next few days. According to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the death toll was recorded 987,593 as of Saturday (Sep 26) morning. Besides, the confirmed Covid-19 cases have exceeded 32.4 million globally. More than 22 million recoveries have been registered globally.

US coronavirus condition

The US has registered 203,657 deaths and more than seven million cases – both the highest in the world.

Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told the Senate Health Committee in a hearing on Wednesday that more than 90 percent of the U.S. population is susceptible to Covid-19, citing a study conducted by the agency, reports Xinhua.

In addition, an ensemble forecast released Thursday by the CDC predicted that the virus may have caused a total of 214,000 to 226,000 deaths in the United States by Oct 17

India's daily new cases on declining trend

India reported another 86,052 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, a declining trend with recoveries exceeding new cases this week.

The latest update from India’s Health Ministry on Friday raised the nation’s total to more than 5.8 million.

The ministry said 1,141 more people died in the past 24 hours, for a total of 92,290.

India is expected to become the pandemic’s worst-hit country within weeks, surpassing the United States, where more than 6.9 million people have been infected.

The ministry said India’s recovery rate has crossed 81.55%. On Thursday, the number of people newly recovered, 87,374, exceeded the number newly infected.

And the more than 562,000 new recoveries confirmed between Sept. 18 and Wednesday exceeded the 517,800 new cases over that time.

Less than 1 million people still have active infections while the number of people discharged from hospitals and quarantines exceeds 4.7 million, the ministry said.

Situation in Bangladesh

About three-fourths of the confirmed Covid-19 patients in Bangladesh have recovered so far, the health authorities said Friday (Sep 25).

With 1,383 newly detected cases in the past 24 hours until morning, the caseload stood at 356,767. 

21 new deaths have been reported, pushing up the fatalities to 5,093.

A handout from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said 267,024 patients have so far recovered – 1,932 in the past 24 hours.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on Mar 8 and the first death on Mar 18. In The caseload reached 300,000 on Aug 26.