The confirmed COVID-19 cases have reached 9,776,963 million globally with 493,609 deaths as of Saturday morning.
Besides, more than 4.8 million recoveries have been confirmed, according to the latest tally of Johns Hopkins University.
The worst-hit U.S. has recorded over 2.46 million confirmed cases and over 125,046 deaths while South American country Brazil has come up to the second position with 1,274,974 confirmed cases and 55,961 deaths so far.
Meanwhile, Russia, the third most infected country, has confirmed 619, 936 coronavirus cases and 8,770 deaths, followed by South Asian country India (490,401 cases), United Kingdom (310,836) and Peru (272,364)
Besides, The UK has the third-highest death toll at 43,498, followed by Italy with 34,708, France 29,781 and Spain 28,338, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The World Health Organization (WHO) chief warned the number of coronavirus cases around the world is set to reach 10 million "within the next week."
WHO's regional director for Europe said there has been a resurgence of cases as many countries begin to ease restrictions.
Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.
Coronavirus situation in Bangladesh
A total of 1,30,474 in 6,96,941coronavirus tests carried out in Bangladesh have turned out to be positive.
The health authorities have confirmed 3,868 cases after testing 18,498 samples in the span of 24 hours until Friday.
Since March 18, the government said 1,661 people have died of COVID-19.
In the last 24 hours, 40 more people died from the highly contagious disease.
Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at its daily health bulletin.
Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8. The number of cases has spiked in recent weeks.
Lightning strikes have killed 107 people in India’s Bihar and Uttar Pradesh states on Thursday.
Lightning strikes spread across 31 districts of two states killed 107 people on Thursday- 87 in Bihar and 24 in UP, reports Times of India.
Meteorologists have suggested the people in both states to stay indoors as more thunderstorms are on the radar over the next 72 hours, it reports.
In Bihar, altogether 23 districts reported fatalities, while Gopalganj in the northern part of the state reported the highest 13 deaths, followed by Madhubani with eight.
Bhagalpur and Siwan had six deaths each while East Champaran, Darbhanga, Bhagalpur and Banka reported five each.
In Uttar Pradesh, lightning strikes killed nine in Deoria, followed by six in Prayagraj, three in Ambedkarnagar and two in Barabanki.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences over the casualties in two states, reports NDTV.
He expressed his anguish at the loss of lives and said the state governments are working for relief distribution and rehabilitation.
However, the Indian State Disaster Management Department said 23 districts of the state in Bihar were gravely affected.
The weather office has predicted thunderstorms in all the 38 districts of the state over the next few days along with "heavy to very heavy rainfall" in the northern, flood-prone districts, bordering Nepal.
India’s coronavirus cases reached near a half a million with the detection of 17,296 news infections in the last 24 hours, the biggest spike in a day.
With the surge in number of Covid-19 patients, it has delayed in resumption of regular train services by more than a month.
With the detection of 17,296 cases, India's total cases rose to 490,401 while the country’s Health Ministry also reported another 407 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking total fatalities up to 15,301.
The ministry said the recovery rate was continuing to improve at 57.43%. Also, deaths per 100,000 stood at 1.86 against the world average of 6.24 per 100,000, it said.
The actual numbers of infections and deaths from COVID-19, like elsewhere in the world, are thought to be far higher due to a number of reasons including limited testing.
Indian Railways was due to resume regular train services on June 30 but said Thursday that services wouldn't fully resume until Aug. 12. Trains had been halted when the government declared a nationwide lockdown in late March. Special trains linking main cities have been running since mid-May as part of easing of the lockdown.
Domestic flights have resumed on selected routes, but a government decision on restarting international flights is expected next month.
Dr Hans Henri P Kluge, the World Health Organization regional director for Europe, expressed concern over a resurgence of coronavirus infections on the continent as Europe has seen an increase in weekly cases of Covid-19 for the first time in months as restrictions are eased.
In 11 places, which include Armenia, Sweden, Moldova and North Macedonia, accelerated transmission has led to "very significant resurgence", said Regional Director Dr Hans Henri Kluge.
If left unchecked, he warned health systems would be "pushed to the brink".
"For weeks, I have spoken about the risk of resurgence as countries adjust measures," Dr Kluge told a virtual news conference on Thursday.
"In several countries across Europe, this risk has now become a reality - 30 countries have seen increases in new cumulative cases over the past two weeks.
"In 11 of these countries, accelerated transmission has led to very significant resurgence that if left unchecked will push health systems to the brink once again."
The 11 countries and territories were later identified by the WHO as Armenia, Sweden, Moldova, North Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine and Kosovo.
Dr Kluge said countries such as Poland, Germany, Spain and Israel had responded quickly to dangerous outbreaks associated with schools, coal mines, and food production settings, and brought them under control through rapid interventions.
Despite warning about resurgences, he said the WHO anticipated that the situation would calm down further in the majority of countries over the summer.
"But we have indeed to prepare for the fall, when Covid-19 may meet seasonal influenza, pneumonia, other diseases as well, because ultimately the virus is still actively circulating in our communities and there is no effective treatment, no effective vaccine, yet."
More than 2.6 million cases of Covid-19 and 195,000 deaths have been reported in the WHO's European region, which is expansive, covering 54 countries and seven territories across Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, according to a BBC report.
Almost 20,000 new cases and more than 700 new deaths are being recorded daily.
The US government inspectors have found that the US Treasury has mistakenly sent more than $1.4bn of its pandemic rescue funds to dead people.
The finding was one of several ‘challenges’ uncovered in the official review of federal coronavirus aid, reports BBC.
Inspectors said that the rush to deliver the money has contributed to this errors.
Congress has pumped some $2.6tn into the American economy in an effort to shield it from virus slowdown since March.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that the Treasury Department, did not check death records.
However, some of the tax officials working on the programme said they raised concerns about the risk of erroneous mailings.
The report also warned that the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses - a low-cost loan fund that accounts for 26% of US pandemic spending - was at "significant risk" of fraud, faulting the Small Business Administration for not cooperating with requests for information about the loans and its plans for oversight.
The inspectors also said that "Because of the number of loans approved, the speed with which they were processed, and the limited safeguards, there is a significant risk that some fraudulent or inflated applications were approved."