COVID-19 claims over 3.12m lives globally...

Dhaka, Monday   17 May 2021

COVID-19 claims over 3.12m lives globally

 International Desk

 Published: 10:05 AM, 17 April 2021   Updated: 03:12 PM, 17 April 2021

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

In the last 24 hours, 830,052 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 12,514 died from the pandemic. Brazil has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period. 

Earlier on Friday, 845,223 COVID-19 patients were detected while 13,891 deaths related to the disease were reported worldwide. 

As of Saturday morning (17-04-2021), a total of 140,513,115 people has been diagnosed with coronavirus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 3,012,016 while 119,331,136 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.

Brazil has registered 3,070 deaths and 76,249 new cases in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 369,024 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 13,834,342 have been infected so far.  

India has seen the second-highest death toll of 1,338 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 175,673. The total number of cases has exceeded 14,521,683 with 233,943 new infections. 

The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered the third-highest death toll of 887 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 579,942 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 32,305,912 as 81,773 new cases were confirmed during the period. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections.  

In Poland, 595 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 61,208. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 2,660,088 as 17,847 new cases were confirmed during the period. 

Ukraine has reported 17,479 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 1,921,244. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 39,096 with 438 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours. 

The coronavirus, that first reported in China in 2019, is now affecting 219 countries and territories around the world.