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Global coronavirus cases surpass 32 million


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Global coronavirus cases surged past 32 million on Friday, according to the Centre for System Science and Engineering of Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The global case count reached 32, 136, 855 with a total of 981, 754 deaths worldwide as of Friday, and the CSSE data showed.

The United States reported the most cases and deaths around the world, which stood at 6,976,215 and 202,762, respectively.

India recorded 5,732,518 cases while Brazil followed India with 4,657,702 cases and 139,808 deaths, the world's second largest death toll.

The South Asian country has so far reported 91,141 deaths, reports UNB.

Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year. The World Health Organization declared it a pandemic in March.

Coronavirus situation in Bangladesh

The death tally due to Covid-19 rose to 5,072 in Bangladesh, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Another 1,540 fresh cases of Covid-19 infection were detected during the period which raised the number of total cases in the country to 3,55,384 since the first detection of the infection on March 8.

The DGHS said 12,900 new tests were carried out during the period that took the total number of sample tests to 18,75,537.

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