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Global Covid cases surpass 278 million

Amid a global scare over the new strain of Covid-19, the overall number of coronavirus cases has now surged past 288 million.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 27,809,088 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,376,422 Friday morning.

The US has recorded 5,385,833 cases to date and more than 815,368 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 22,226,573 cases as of Wednesday, while its Covid death toll rose to 618,228.

India’s Covid-19 tally rose to 34,772,4657 on Thursday, as 6,681 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry data.

Besides, 104 deaths from the pandemic have been reported since Tuesday morning, taking the total death toll to 478,863.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is seeing a gradual rise in daily Covid-19 cases, as 382 fresh cases were reported with two more deaths from the virus in 24 hours till Thursday morning.

With the detection of the fresh cases after testing 19,624 samples, the daily case positivity rate rose to 1.95 percent during the period, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The country on Wednesday logged one Covid-linked death and 352 fresh cases, according to the directorate.

After logging 385 cases on December 13, the daily cases went above 300 after nine days on Wednesday.

Though the deaths remained below five since December 13, the daily cases remained mostly over 250, according to data provided by the directorate.

The country reported its first two Omicron cases on December 11.

The fresh numbers reported on Thursday took the country’s total fatalities to 28,054 and the caseload to 15,82,368.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77 percent during the period.

Besides, the recovery rate declined a bit to 97.74 percent, with the recovery of 312 more patients during the 24-hour period.

On December 9, Bangladesh again logged zero Covid-related death after nearly three weeks as the pandemic was apparently showing signs of easing.

The country reported this year’s first zero Covid-related death in a single day on November 20 along with 178 infections since the pandemic broke out in Bangladesh in March 2020.

Bangladesh reported the highest number of daily fatalities of 264 on August 5 this year, while the highest daily caseload was 16,230 on July 28 this year.

Source: United News Bangladesh