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Global Covid-19 death toll nears 284,900

  • Published at 12:56 pm May 11th, 2020
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File photo: Drone pictures show bodies being buried on New York's Hart Island, amid the coronavirus outbreak on April 9, 2020 Reuters

Total number of cases around the world over 4.1 million

The global death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic reached 284,022 on Sunday afternoon (Bangladesh standard time).

Since it was first reported in China in late December last year, the new coronavirus strain has so far infected more than 4,195,150 people around the world, according to worldometer.

Until 12:45pm Sunday, among the currently 2,403,844 infected patients, 2,356,820 were in mild condition, which is 98%.

On the other hand, 47,024 infected of the currently infected patients are in serious condition, and their percentage is only two, the worldometer shows.

So far, 1,493,500 people also recovered from Covid-19, the deadly disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

The World Health Organization (WHO) had declared the Covid-19 crisis a pandemic on March 11.

Until May 10, Bangladesh confirmed 228 deaths and 14,657 Covid-19 cases, according to the health authorities.

According to worldometer, Covid-19 is affecting 212 countries and territories and two international conveyances around the world.

The US is the hardest-hit with the highest number of infections and deaths — 1,367,638 and 80,787, respectively, until Sunday afternoon.

While UK has the second-highest death toll with 31,855, Spain has the second-highest cases — 264,663.

Besides, the death toll in Italy hit 30,560 at the same time.

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