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Global Covid cases top 217 million

The global Covid-19 caseload has now surged past 217 million, with the world still struggling to contain the second wave of the pandemic.

The total caseload and fatalities from the virus stand at 217,080,846 and 4,509,821 respectively, as of Tuesday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

So far, 5,237,961,694 Covid vaccine doses have been administered across the globe.

The US has logged 39,057,368 cases and 638,711 deaths to date, according to the 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 20,752,281 cases with 579,574 fatalities so far, according to the health ministry.

India’s Covid-19 tally rose to 32,737,939 on Monday morning as 42,909 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry’s data.

Besides, 380 deaths due to the pandemic were reported since Sunday morning, taking the total death toll to 438,210 — the world’s third-highest after the US and Brazil.

Meanwhile, Covid-19 in India may be entering a stage of ‘endemicity’ where there is low or moderate level of transmission going on, Chief Scientist at the World Health Organisation Dr Soumya Swaminathan said over the weekend.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that endemic “refers to the constant presence and/or usual prevalence of a disease or infectious agent in a population within a geographic area”.

Situation in Bangladesh

Covid-19 claimed 94 more lives in Bangladesh and infected 3,724 more in 24 hours till Monday morning, with the daily case positivity rate falling to 12.07%.

The country last saw 12.33% daily case positivity rate on June 10.

The new numbers have taken the country’s death tally to 26,109 and the caseload to 1,497,261, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

The fresh cases were detected after testing 30,855 samples.

Meanwhile, the recovery rate rose to 94.97 percent, while the case fatality rate remained unchanged at 1.74% during the period.

Source: United News of Bangladesh