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Global Covid-19 cases exceed 240 million

UNB, Dhaka
Global Covid-19 cases exceed 240 million

The overall number of global Covid cases has now surged past 240 million, despite the ongoing mass inoculations in several countries.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total Covid case count and fatalities stand at 240,043,461 and 4,889,036, respectively, as of Saturday morning.

The US has recorded 44,884,474 cases and 723,747 fatalities to date, according to the university data.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 34,037,592 on Friday as 16,862 new confirmed cases were registered in the past 24 hours across the South Asian country, as per the federal health ministry data.

An additional 379 deaths from the pandemic were recorded during this period, taking the total death toll to 451,814.

Brazil currently has the world's second-highest pandemic death toll after the United States and the third-largest caseload after the United States and India.

Brazil has registered 21,627,476 cases so far. The country's Covid death toll has also risen to 602,669 as it has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January.

Situation in Bangladesh

Covid-19 claimed nine more lives in Bangladesh and infected 396 others in 24 hours till Friday morning.

With the fresh numbers, the Covid-19 fatalities reached 27,746 in the country while the caseload rose to 15,64,881, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of the latest deceased, five were women and four men. Six of them died in Dhaka division, two in Chattogram and one in Sylhet division.

Bangladesh last logged seven Covid-19 deaths on October 8, the lowest since March 17 this year when the country recorded 11 such deaths.

The fresh cases were detected after testing 18,980 samples.

With this, the daily case positivity rate declined slightly to 2.09 percent. However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77 percent.

Besides, the recovery rate increased slightly to 97.57 percent, with 523 more patients getting cured during the period.

So far, 15,26,891 people have recovered from the deadly virus infection, the DGHS said.

 

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