The global confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) exceeded 45 million on Saturday (Oct 31), according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University (JHU). The data shows the Covid-19 cases reached 45,477,552 while 1,187,023 more fatalities recorded till this morning.
The United States total cases surpassed 9 million on Friday, the record high single-day total since the onset of the pandemic in the country. Total cases counted over 9,036,678 as of Saturday.
It took only 14 days for the country to add one million new cases from 8 million to 9 million, the fastest rate since the pandemic began.
Besides, Brazil's Covid-19 cases surpassed 5,494,376, while its death toll rose to 158,969 after another 513 fatalities were reported, said JHU data.
Brazil registered 26,106 new cases in the last 24 hours.
Brazil ranks second in the world in the number of deaths from the disease, only behind the U.S., and third in the number of cases, after the U.S. and India.
In India, the country has reported 8,088,851 cases till Saturday morning while the total death toll from Covid-19 climbed to 121,090.
The country reported 48,648 new confirmed cases and 563 deaths on Friday.
Meanwhile, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said “Governments should focus on tackling the virus and avoid politicization.”
He called on countries to keep investing in the health system and workforce, and improving testing, tracing and treatment of all cases.
The WHO Chief said this while attending a meeting of WHO Emergency Committee on Covid-19 on Friday
On Thursday, France and Germany moved toward shutting down some sectors of the economy as part of accelerating efforts to control a resurgent coronavirus and limit the financial fallout.
Situation in Bangladesh
Bangladesh on Friday reported 1,604 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the total caseload to 406,364.
Meanwhile, 19 more patients died from Covid-19, taking the fatalities to 5,905.
So far, 322,703 patients (79.41 percent) have recovered – 1,422 in the last 24 hours.
The fatality rate in Bangladesh is 1.45 percent, the Directorate General of Health Services said.
Across the country, 12,095 people are now in isolation and 39,434 in quarantine.
Bangladesh reported its first cases on Mar 8. The number of cases reached the 300,000-mark on Aug 26. The first death was reported on Mar 18 and the death toll exceeded 5,000 on Sep 22.