Workers of a funeral parlour, wearing protective clothing, place a body in a casket in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 17 May.
Workers of a funeral parlour, wearing protective clothing, place a body in a casket in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 17 May.Reuters

The global death toll from COVID-19 reached 316,671 as of Monday morning, UNB reports.

Coronavirus has so far infected 4,801,875 people globally since it was first reported in China last year, according to Worldometer.

Meanwhile, among the currently 2,627,034 infected patients, 2,582,217 are in mild condition, which is 98 per cent.

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On the other hand, 44,817 of the currently infected patients are in serious condition, the Worldometer shows.

So far, 2,174,841 people have recovered from COVID-19.

The virus is currently affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.

Globally, the US has the highest number of cases at more than 1.5 million and its death toll is 90,978, also the highest in the world.

Currently, the number of confirmed cases in Bangladesh stands at 22,268 and deaths at 328.