A worker in a protective suit swabs the throat of a man at a COVID-19 testing site for those who were potentially exposed to the coronavirus outbreak at a wholesale food market in Beijing. AP File Photo
More than 1.2 million people have died from Covid-19 in the world and 46.8 million people have been infected with the virus, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University.
The death toll from Covid-19 in the world reached 1,205, 221 while the total caseload surpassed 46,801,621 as of Tuesday morning.
The U.S. has registered 231,510 deaths with 9,284,966 infections – both the highest in the world.
The country has reported 81,493 new confirmed cases and 447 deaths on Monday.
Brazil has recorded 160,074 deaths, a death toll second only to the U.S'. India has the world's third largest death toll at 122,607 and the second largest caseload of more than 8.2 million.
Countries with over 33,000 fatalities also include Mexico, Britain, Italy, France Spain, Iran, and Peru.
The global COVID-19 death toll reached the grim milestone of 1 million on September 28.
WHO Chief in self-quarantine
World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday that he was self-quarantining after someone he had been in contact with tested positive for coronavirus.
Tedros Adhanom, however, stressed that he had no symptoms of the Covid-19 infection.
In a tweet on Sunday, Tedros Adhanom said that he has been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus and that he was under self-quarantine.
"I have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for #COVID19. I am well and without symptoms but will self-quarantine over the coming days, in line with @WHO protocols, and work from home," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a tweet.
Tedros has been at the forefront of the United Nations health agency's efforts to battle the pandemic since it was reported in China.
Bangladesh on Monday recorded 1,736 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, pushing the caseload to 41,09,88.
Besides, 25 more patients died from Covid-19 during the period, taking the fatalities to 5,966.
So far, 327901 patients have recovered from the disease-- 1,961 in the last 24 hours.
The fatality rate in Bangladesh is 1.45 percent, the Directorate General of Health Services said.
Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8. The number of cases reached the 300,000-mark on August 26. The first death was reported on March 18 and the death toll exceeded 5,000 on Sept 22.