International Desk: The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus pandemic exceeded 600,000, with deaths over 39,000.
Since it began in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 31 last year, the deadly virus kept spreading to newer countries. As of Tuesday, it spread to 201 countries and territories.
The epidemic infected as many as 806,080 people and killed 39,575 globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.
However, some 172,5148 patients recovered from the virus, the website said.
Though China, the epicenter of the virus, could succeed in fight against the virus, the virus is now ravaging US and European countries.
Now US has the highest number of coronavirus cases. It recorded 165,392 cases followed by Italy with 101,739 cases. But the latter has the highest deaths, 11,591.
Spain is in the second position in the number of cases. It reported 94,417 people caught the virus.
With soaring cases day by day, other European countries like Germany, France, UK, Switzerland and so on are struggling to stem the spread of the virus.
In the Middle East, Iran got hit hard by the virus. The country's tally reached 44,605 with 3,110 new cases. A total of 2,898 people died from the virus.
Some 51 people tested positive for COVID-19 and among them five died since infections of the virus were detected in Bangladesh on March 8.
The deadly virus affected 1,865 people in South Asian country Pakistan while Bangladesh's neighbour India has 1,251 cases.