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Global Covid cases top 258m

Global Covid cases top 258m

The overall number of Covid cases has surged past 258 million amid the global race to vaccinate masses against the infectious disease.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 258,172,735 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,158,642 Tuesday morning.

The US has recorded 47,886,798 cases to date and more than 772,414 people have died so far from the virus in the country, as per the university data.

Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January, registered 22,019,870 cases as of Tuesday, while its Covid death toll rose to 612,842.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 34,523,965 on Tuesday as 8,488 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry data, reports UNB.

Besides, 249 deaths due to the pandemic since Sunday morning took the country's total death toll to 465,991.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh reported two more Covid-linked deaths and 264 fresh cases in 24 hours till Monday morning.

On Sunday, the country logged seven Covid-linked deaths with 199 cases. The death toll was zero on Saturday with 178 cases.

With this, the daily case positivity rate rose to 1.42 per cent on Monday from Sunday’s 1.16 per cent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Both the deceased were women, aged between 41 and 50. They were residents of Dhaka and Chattogram divisions.

Of the 31 deaths recorded from November 15 to November, 21, 9.7 per cent received Covid vaccines while 90.3 per cent did not, according to the directorate.

Also, with the fresh numbers, the total fatalities rose to 27,955 while the caseload mounted to 1,574,352.

However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.78 per cent.

The fresh cases were detected after testing 18,614 samples, the directorate added.

Besides, the recovery rate increased slightly to 97.73 per cent, the highest so far, with the recovery of 339 more patients during the 24-hour period.

So far, 34,863,159 people have fully been vaccinated in the country, while 54,783,648 received the first dose as of Sunday, according to the directorate.



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