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Global coronavirus cases top 174 million

| Updated: June 12, 2021 13:08:34

Global coronavirus cases top 174 million

Amid the emergence of new variants and efforts to achieve vaccine equality, the global Covid-19 caseload has crossed the 174-million mark.

The global case count and fatalities stand at 174,766,343 and 3,769,345 respectively as of Friday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

To date, some 2,242, 825,732 people have been vaccinated globally, reports UNB citing the JHU data.

The US, which is the world's worst-hit country in terms of both cases and deaths, has so far logged 33,427,489 cases and 598,728 deaths, Johns Hopkins figures reveal.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 29,273,338 on Friday with 91,266 new cases reported in 24 hours, said the federal Health Ministry of Inida.

India reported a record high of 6,148 Covid-19 deaths on Thursday.

However, the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 240 million, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

Besides, the new fatalities pushed up the death toll to 363,097, according to the Ministry.

Brazil registered 3,402 more deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 482,135, the health ministry said on Thursday.

A total of 89,802 new infections were detected during the period, raising the national caseload to 17,215,159, the ministry said.

Brazil has the world's second-highest Covid-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third-largest caseload, behind the U.S. and India.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh on Thursday registered 36 more coronavirus-related deaths and 2,537 fresh cases in 24 hours, with the Covid situation worsening post the detection of the Delta variant in different parts of the country.

Although district administrations have imposed restrictions in most of the frontier districts to bring the situation under control, the infection and death rates are on the rise.

The latest death toll pushed up the fatalities to 12,949. The Covid-19 death toll crossed the 12,000-mark in Bangladesh on May 11.

With the new cases, the total caseload rose to 8,17,819, said the Directorate General of Health Services.

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