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Global Covid cases approach 226 million

The overall number of global Covid cases is fast nearing 226 million, as the world still grapples to contain the second outbreak of the pandemic even with mass inoculations underway.

The total caseload and fatalities from the virus stand at 225,763,017 and 4,648,047, respectively, as of Wednesday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

So far, 5,747,776,132 Covid vaccine doses have been administered across the globe.

The US has logged 41,360,450 cases and 663,923 deaths to date, according to JHU data.

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.

The country has recorded 21,019,830 cases with 587,797 fatalities so far, according to its health ministry.

India’s Covid-19 tally rose to 33,289,579 on Tuesday, as 25,404 new cases were registered I 24 hours across the country, as per the health ministry data.

Besides, as many as 339 deaths due to the pandemic were reported since Monday morning, taking the total fatalities to 443,213.

Situation in Bangladesh

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ease, Bangladesh logged 35 more deaths in 24 hours till Tuesday morning, which is the lowest in around three months.

The country last saw 36 Covid deaths on June 9 this year.

Besides, the virus infected 2,074 more people during the 24-hour period, which were detected after testing 31,724 samples, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The fresh numbers pushed the country’s Covid death tally to 27,007 while the caseload mounted to 1,534,440.

The daily case positivity rate dropped to 6.54% from Monday’s 7.69%, said the DGHS.

Meanwhile, the case fatality rate remained unchanged at 1.76 percent compared to the corresponding period.

The recovery rate slightly increased to 96.89% with the recovery of 3.735 more patients during the period.

The country has been seeing 49 deaths and 2,172 cases on an average for the past seven days.

This indicates that the pandemic in Bangladesh is easing after the highest-ever 264 coronavirus-related deaths in August and 16,230 single-day cases in July this year.

Source: United News of Bangladesh