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Global Covid cases near 253 million amid vaccination

The overall global number of Covid-19 cases is fast approaching 253 million amid the race to vaccinate people against the infectious disease.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 252, 920,587 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,095, 436 as of Sunday morning.

The US has recorded 47,043,735 cases to date and more than 762,954 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 21,953,838 cases as of Saturday, while its Covid death toll rose to 611,224.

India’s Covid-19 tally rose to 34,426,036 on Saturday, as 11,850 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry’s latest data.

Besides, 555 deaths due to the pandemic since Friday morning took the total death toll to 463,245.

Russia is reporting a new daily high number of Covid-19 deaths, while the total number of coronavirus infections during the pandemic in the country has topped 9 million, reports AP.

The surge in daily deaths and infections that began in mid-September appeared to plateau over the past week, but the national coronavirus task force said Saturday that a record 1,241 people died from the virus over the past day, two more than the previous record reported on Wednesday.

The task force said 39,256 new infections were recorded, bringing the country’s case total to 9.03 million.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh logged six more Covid-linked deaths and reported 151 fresh infections in 24 hours till Saturday morning.

The daily-case positivity rate slightly declined to 1.11 per cent from Friday’s 1.28 per cent.

The fresh numbers took the total fatalities to 27,918 while the country’s caseload mounted to 15,72,278, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of the deceased, four were men and two women.

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

The fresh cases were detected after testing 13,569 samples, said the DGHS.

Besides, the recovery rate remained unchanged at 97.71 per cent with the recovery of 192 more patients during the period.

On Thursday, the country saw just a single death from Covid-19 again which was the lowest in nearly 18 months along with 237 cases.

Source: United News of Bangladesh