Global Covid Cases Top 587 Million

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The overall number of Covid cases has now surged past 587 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.

According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 587,594,865 and the death toll reached 6,433,809 on Saturday morning.  

The US has recorded 93,866,641 cases so far and 1,058,637 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.

India's daily Covid-19 caseload Friday again surpassed the 20,000 mark after remaining below it for the past five days, officials said.

According to federal health ministry data released on Friday morning, 20,551 new cases of Covid were reported in 24 hours, taking

the total tally to 44,107,588 in the country.

The cases reported on Friday mark an increase in comparison to 19,893 cases on Thursday.

With the reporting of fresh cases, India's active caseload currently stands at 135,364.

The country also logged 70 related deaths in 24 hours, pushing the overall death toll to 526,600 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said

With the increase in cases, the daily positivity rate stands at 5.14% while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 4.64%, the ministry data showed.

Covid in Bangladesh

Two more people died from Covid and 253 tested positive for the virus in Bangladesh in 24 hours till Friday.

The country's total fatalities and caseload reached 29,302 and 2,006,899, respectively, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily case positivity rate dropped to 6.06% from Thursday's 5.14% as 5,002 samples were tested.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46%. The recovery rate rose to 97% from Thursday's 96.97%. 

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