Nurses wearing protective gear walk with an elderly woman at the Mas Vida home for senior citizens, in Lima, Peru.AP File Photo
The global death toll from Covid-19 reached 1,409,301 on Wednesday as the confirmed cases neared six million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
Coronavirus is affecting 191 countries and territories around the world, infecting 59,762,055 people since the first cases were reported in China in December last year.
The United States has recorded the most cases (12,591,165) since the start of the pandemic followed by India and Brazil.
India's Covid-19 tally reached 9,222,216 on Wednesday as 44,376 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, the federal health ministry said.
According to it, the death toll mounted to 134,699 as 481 patients died since Tuesday morning.
Delhi has seen a sudden spike in the number of new COVID-19 cases. As many as 6,224 new cases were registered and 109 people died here in the past 24 hours, showed the official data.
There are still 444,746 active cases in the country, while 8,642,771 people have been discharged from hospitals, according to the ministry.
Brazil's Covid-19 death toll surpassed 170,115 on Wednesday, after 630 new deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, according to Brazil's Ministry of Health.
The country also registered 31,100 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the caseload to 6,118,708.
Situation in Bangladesh
Bangladesh on Tuesday announced detection of 2,230 new cases, pushing the total to 451,990. During the period, 32 more patients died from Covid-19 which took the death toll to 6,448 with a fatality rate of 1.43 percent.
So far, 366,877 patients (81.17 percent) including 2,266 new ones, have recovered.
Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.