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Coronavirus pandemic: Global death toll reaches 375,526

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Staff Reporter
corona deathThe global death toll from Covid-19 reached 375,526 on Tuesday morning while the confirmed cases were 6,265,496, according to the Centre for System Science and Engineering of the Johns Hopkins University.
According to JHU data, Brazil has come up to the second position after US with 526,447 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Tuesday. The South American country counted 29,937 deaths from the virus till the date.
Among the countries, the US has been the worst-hit with the highest recorded deaths of 105,165 patients and about 1,811,370 confirmed cases.In the US, New York State alone counted 29,917 deaths till the date.
The UK has the second-highest death toll at 39,127, followed by Italy with 33,475, France 28,836 and Spain 27,127, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Some countries like China and New Zealand seem to have the pandemic under control. Besides, Europe is in the process of lifting lockdown.
Coronavirus cases were first reported in China December last year.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.
Situation in Bangladesh
Bangladesh confirmed its first cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18 but it has been seeing a sharp rise in both new cases and deaths in recent weeks.
On Tuesday, the health authorities reported 49,534 coronavirus cases and 672 deaths in the country.
Among the total infection, 9,781 people have so far recovered.
A total of 2,381 new coronavirus cases were recorded in the last 24 hours after testing 11,439 samples at 52 laboratories across the country as of Tuesday morning.