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Global Covid cases top 327 million

The overall number of Covid cases has surpassed 327 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 327,729,989 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,539,067 Monday morning.

The US has recorded 65,698,495 cases so far and 850,605 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.

India’s COVID-19 tally rose to 37,122,164 on Sunday, as 271,202 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry’s latest data.

This is the fourth consecutive day in India with more than 200,000 new cases registered in a day.

Besides, as many as 314 deaths due to the pandemic since Saturday morning took the total death toll to 486,066.

Meanwhile, the country’s Omicron cases have reached 7,743, with an increase of 28.17 percent since Saturday.

Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since last January, registered 23,015,128 cases as of Friday while its Covid death toll rose to 621,327.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh logged eight more Covid-linked deaths with 5,222 more infections in 24 hours till Sunday morning.

With the fresh cases reported after testing 29,642 samples, the daily positivity rate increased to 17.82 per cent from Saturday’s 14.35 per cent during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The country last logged 5,249 cases and 114 deaths on August 24, last year with a positivity rate at 15.12 per cent in 24 hours.

Bangladesh is currently seeing a surge of Covid-19 cases as health authorities logged 31,802 infections in the last 15 days since January 1.

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,144 while the caseload mounted to 1,617,711 on Sunday.

Among the new deceased, five were men and three women.

Four deaths were reported in Dhaka division while three in Chattogram and another in Sylhet division.

The mortality rate remained static at 1.74 per cent.

The recovery rate further declined to 95.99 per cent with the recovery of 293 more patients during the period.

Source: United News of Bangladesh