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Global Covid cases top 377 million

The overall number of Covid cases has surpassed 377 million as Omicron infections keep rising across the globe.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 377,870,012 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,672,065 Tuesday morning.

The US has recorded 74,928,013 cases so far and 886,627 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.

India’s Covid-19 tally rose to 41,466,711 on Monday, as 209,918 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry data.

Besides, as many as 940 deaths were recorded since Sunday morning, taking the toll to 496,268.

Meanwhile, Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since last January, registered 25,454,105 cases as of Sunday, while its Covid death toll rose to 627,365.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh logged 31 more Covid-related deaths, with 13,501 fresh cases in 24 hours till Monday morning.

The daily positivity rate rose again to 29.77% from Sunday’s 28.33% after testing 45,358 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

On Sunday, Bangladesh saw its highest fatalities in the past four months — 34 deaths with 12,183 fresh cases.

The country last reported 31 Covid-related deaths on September 28 last year, with 1,310 cases, taking the positivity rate to 4.49%.

On Friday, Bangladesh logged its earlier highest daily positivity rate at 33.37% reporting 15,440 cases and 20 deaths.

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,394 while the caseload mounted to 1,798,833.

Of the 140 deaths recorded from January 24 to January 30, some 22.1% received Covid vaccines while 77.9% did not, the DGHS said.

Among the new deceased, 20 were men and 11 women.

Sixteen deaths were reported in Dhaka division while five in Khulna, three each in Rangpur and Mymensingh, two in Chattogram, and one each in Rajshahi, and Sylhet divisions.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate further declined to 1.58%.

However, the recovery rate also declined to 87.18% with the recovery of 2,568 more patients during the 24-hour period.

Omicron Cases

Bangladesh’s total tally of Omicron cases reached 69 with the detection of five more cases till January 23, 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.

Besides, the country registered the highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year, while the highest number of daily fatalities was 264 on August 10 last year.

Source: United News of Bangladesh