Global deaths pass 67,000 as coronavirus pandemic grows
Published : Sunday, 5 April, 2020 at 11:22 PM Count : 431
DHAKA: The novel coronavirus has infected more than 1.2 million people and killed 67,187 worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.
In the US, there are more than 3,12,000 recorded cases and nearly 8,500 people have died, with 1,344 of those reported on Sunday — the country's largest single-day death toll.
There are 122,031 total coronavirus cases across New York. Death toll has risen at a devastating pace to reach 3,565, up from 2,935 the previous day, the largest 24-hour jump recorded there.
In Italy, the death toll rose to 15,362, a somewhat lower rise than those seen in recent days, while the number of patients in intensive care fell for the first time, the Civil Protection Agency said.
In Spain, a further 809 people died in Spain on Saturday, bringing the total there to 11,744 deaths.
The United Kingdom's coronavirus death toll has risen by 621 according to new figures released by the Department of Health and Social Care. This is less than Saturday's reported increase of 708.
Iran's death toll rose by 151 on Sunday.
Turkey confirmed that 76 more people died from the coronavirus in the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 501.
The Netherlands has recorded a significant drop in the number of new coronavirus deaths, according to new figures from the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment.
The Institute says 115 new deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours. That compares to 164 for the previous day.
Australia says that over 2 million people on temporary visas, including students, skilled workers, and visitors, in the country, should "go home" as soon as possible amid an economic downturn and joblessness due to the coronavirus pandemic.