Shining Bangladesh Sunday | 27 September 2020

Coronavirus: Death toll hits 999,087, infection nearly 34m

International Desk || shiningbd

Published: ১৫:০০, ২৭ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২০  
Coronavirus: Death toll hits 999,087, infection nearly 34m

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Global death toll due to Covid-19 reached 999,087 on Sunday afternoon, according to the global coronavirus survey agency worldometer.

Besides, the confirmed Covid-19 cases hit 33,083,640 globally, according to the worldometer data.

The United States remains the country worst hit by the pandemic, with 7,287,561 cases and 209,177 deaths.

Brazil recorded the world's second-largest death toll of 141,441, followed by India with 94,534 fatalities.

However, India reported 5,992,532 cases while Brazil recorded 4,718,115 as of Sunday.

Situation in Bangladesh

The death toll from Covid-19 disease reached 5,129 in Bangladesh on Saturday morning, as health authorities registered 36 more fatalities in 24 hours across the country.

During the period, another 1,106 fresh cases were detected which raised the number of total cases in the country to 3,57,873 since the first detection of infections by the deadly virus on March 8.

According to a handout provided by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 10,765 new tests were carried out during the period that took the total number of sample tests to 18,98,775