Publish: 21 Sep 2022, 11:13 am
The overall number of global Covid cases has now crossed 618 million.
According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 618,046,174 while the death toll reached 6,533,223 on Wednesday morning, reports UNB.
The US has recorded 97,594,686 cases so far and 1,079,206 people have died from the virus in the country, both highest counts around the world.
India recorded 4,043 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, taking the total tally to 44,538,231, showed the federal health ministry data released on Tuesday.
The country also logged 15 related deaths during the past 24 hours, pushing the overall death toll to 528,370 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.
The ministry said that so far 43,967,340 people have been successfully cured and discharged from hospitals, of whom 4,676 were discharged during the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 123 locally transmitted confirmed Covid cases, of which 57 were in Guizhou and 28 in Sichuan, according to the National Health Commission's report on Wednesday.
Covid in Bangladesh
Bangladesh reported five deaths from Covid-19, with 614 more cases in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.
With the new numbers, the country's total fatalities rose to 29,345 and the caseload to 2,018,829, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The daily case test positivity rate rose to 12.73% from Monday’s 11.60% as 4,825 samples were tested.
Of the deceased, three were men and two women. Two of them were from Dhaka division while one each was from Chattogram, Barishal and Mymensingh divisions.
The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.45% while the recovery rate declined to 97.15%.
In August, the country reported 32 Covid-linked deaths and 6,689 cases.
Bangladesh registered its highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year and daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 the same year
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