Global COVID-19 death toll stands at 441, 439

People wait in line at a food bank at St. Bartholomew Church, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Elmhurst section of Queens, New York City, New York US, 15 May 2020.
People wait in line at a food bank at St. Bartholomew Church, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Elmhurst section of Queens, New York City, New York US, 15 May 2020. Reuters
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The worldwide death toll from COVID -19 stood at 441,439 while the number of confirmed cases has gone up to 8,152, 885 as of Wednesday morning, according to the Centre for System Science and Engineering of Johns Hopkins University, UNB reports.

According to JHU data, Brazil and Russia have come up to the second and the third positions after the US with 923, 189 and 544,725 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Wednesday.

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Meanwhile, South Asian country India has come up to the fourth position after Russia with 343,091 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The country has so far reported 9,900 deaths.

On the other hand, Brazil counted the second highest deaths after the US as it reported 45,241 deaths from the virus till the date.

Among the countries, the US has been the worst-hit with the highest recorded deaths of 116,917 patients and about 2,136,043 confirmed cases.

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In the US, New York State alone counted 30,909 deaths till the date.

The UK has the third-highest death toll at 42,054, followed by Italy with 34,405, France 29,550 and Spain 27,136, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year.

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

Bangladesh confirmed its first cases on 8 March and the first death on 18 March but it has been seeing a sharp rise in both new cases and deaths in recent weeks.

The health authorities of the country have so far reported 94,481 coronavirus cases and 1,262 deaths in the country.

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