The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 3,135,750 with the global confirmed cases reaching 148,739,529 as of 5:00 pm BJT on Wednesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
Current status (data as of 5:00 pm BJT, April 28):
India's death toll due to COVID-19 surpassed the 200,000-mark, reaching 201,187 on Wednesday, said federal health ministry.
Brazil's death toll reached 395,022 on Tuesday after 3,086 more people died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that the country has decided to send a large consignment of medical assistance to India, which is hit hard by a drastic increase in COVID-19 infections.
Thailand on Wednesday reported 2,012 new COVID-19 cases, taking the country's total tally to top 60,000, with 15 additional fatalities reported, according to the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
The number of COVID-19 cases in Bulgaria reached 401,109 after 1,850 new infections were reported in the past 24 hours, official data showed Wednesday.
Laos recorded 93 new cases of COVID-19, raising the total in the country to 604, according to the Lao Ministry of Health on Wednesday.