Global Covid cases near 239 million

The overall number of global Covid cases is fast approaching 239 million even with mass inoculations underway in several countries.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 238, 667,817 while the death tally from the virus reached 4, 864,632 on Wednesday morning.

The US has recorded 44,560, 993 cases to date and more than 716,447 people have died so far from the virus in the country as per the university data.

Brazil, which has the world’s second-highest death toll from COVID-19 behind the United States, saw its death toll exceed 600,000 on Friday.

The South American country has registered 21,590,097cases as of Tuesday, while its Covid death toll has risen to 601,398.

India’s Covid-19 tally rose to 33,985,920 on Tuesday as 14, 313 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, according to the federal health ministry.

Besides, 181 deaths were reported across the the past 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 450,963.

Situation in Bangladesh

Covid-19 claimed 14 more lives in Bangladesh and infected 543 others in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

With the fresh numbers, the Covid-19 fatalities reached 27,713 in Bangladesh while the caseload mounted to 15,63,501, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of the latest deceased, four were women and 10 men. Six of them died in Dhaka division, four in Chattogram, two in Khulna and one each in Barishal and Rangpur divisions.

Bangladesh logged seven Covid-19 deaths on October 8, the lowest since March 17 this year when the country recorded 11 such deaths.

The fresh cases were detected after testing 22,924 samples.

With this, the daily-case positivity rate decreased slightly to 2.35% percent from Monday’s 2.58%, said the DGHS.

Bangladesh recorded below 3% daily-positivity rate in February this year. However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77%.

However, the recovery rate increased slightly to 97.55% with 701 more patients getting cured during the period from Monday’s 97.53%.

So far, 15,25,168 people have recovered from the deadly virus infections, the DGHS added.

Source: United News of Bangladesh