The overall number of Covid cases has now surpassed 313 million, with a spike in cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus across the world.
According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 313,186,368 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,503,822 Wednesday morning.
The US has recorded 62,254,015 cases so far and 842,139 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows. The total number of Covid cases in the US topped 60 million on Sunday.
India’s Covid-19 tally rose to 35,875,790 on Tuesday, as 168,063 new cases were registered in 24 hours, as per the federal health ministry’s latest data.
It is the third consecutive day when more than 150,000 new cases were registered over 24 hours in the country.
Besides, 277 deaths from the pandemic since Monday morning took the total death toll to 484,213.
Situation in Bangladesh
Bangladesh is seeing a continuous rise in Covid-19 cases as 2,458 more infections along with two more deaths were reported in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.
With the fresh cases reported after testing 27,709 samples, the daily positivity rate jumped again to 8.97 percent from Monday’s 8.53 percent during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The country last logged 2,588 cases on September 9 last year along with 58 deaths in 24 hours.
Bangladesh is currently seeing a surge of Covid-19 cases as health authorities logged 10,392 infections in the last 10 days since January 1.
The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,107 while the caseload mounted to 15,98,389 on Tuesday.
The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.76 percent during the period.
The recovery rate kept declining to 97.06 percent with the recovery of 274 more patients during the 24-hour period.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s total tally of Omicron cases reached 30 with the detection of nine more cases on Monday, according to GISAID, a global initiative on sharing all influenza data.
On December 9 last year, 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 last year along with 178 infections since the pandemic broke out in Bangladesh in March 2020.
Bangladesh logged the highest number of daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 last year, while the highest daily caseload was 16,230 on July 28 last year.
On Monday, the government certain imposed restrictions on public movement and other activities like public transport operations. The restrictions will be effective January 13 and will remain in force until further notice.
Source: United News of Bangladesh