World records 413,206 cases, 6,190 deaths in 24hrs...

Dhaka, Friday   23 October 2020

World records 413,206 cases, 6,190 deaths in 24hrs

 International Desk

 Published: 11:49 AM, 17 October 2020  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

In the last 24 hours, 413,206 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 6,190 died from the pandemic. The United States has seen the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period. 

As of Saturday noon, a total of 39,587,475 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,109,140 while 29,658,928 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data. 

The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered 928 deaths and 71,687 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 223,644 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 8,288,278 have been infected so far.  

India reported 65,126 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 7,430,635 while 6,521,634 people have recuperated so far. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 113,032 with 886 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours. India has the second-highest number of active cases and ranks third in the COVID-19 death toll. 

Brazil has registered the third-highest death toll of 716 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 153,229 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 5,201,570 as 30,574 new cases were confirmed during the period. 

Mexico has seen the fourth-highest death toll of 387 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 85,285. The total number of cases has exceeded to 834,910 with 5,514 new infections. 

The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 214 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.