Global coronavirus death toll surpasses 324,911

International Desk
20 May 2020, Wed
Published: 09:25 Updated: 11:53

Global coronavirus death toll surpasses 324,911

The death toll from coronavirus reached  324,911 as of Wednesday morning. The global confirmed coronavirus cases stood at 4,986,406, according to data provided by Worldometer.

With the confirmed cases and casualties, the number of recovered patients is also rising as it was 1,958,525 on Wednesday morning which is 86 percent of the total cases, the Worldometer data shows.

Currently, 2,702,970confirmed COVID-19 patients are being treated and 45,423 of them are in serious or critical condition.

Coronavirus, first reported in China in December last year, is highly infectious and carried out by humans to over 213 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.

The US has been the worst-hit country with the highest number of infections and deaths – more than 1,570,583 cases and 93,533 deaths.

Meanwhile, Russia has come up to the second position from infection as 299,941 people have already got the virus while the deaths remained controlled to 2,837 in the country.

The UK has the second-highest death toll with 35,341, Spain has the third-highest number of confirmed cases -- 248,818.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.

On Tuesday, the health authorities confirmed the detection of 1,235 new cases and 21 deaths – the highest single-day figure so far.

So far, Bangladesh has confirmed 23,870 cases and 370 of them died.

A total of  4,575 people have made recovery from the virus infection in the country so far which is 19.20 percent of the total infection in Bangladesh.