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Global Covid cases top 436 million

The overall number of Covid cases has surged past 436 million as Omicron infections keep rising across the world.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 436,385, 844 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,955,315 Tuesday morning.

The US has recorded 79,035,756 cases so far and 950,408 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.

India’s Covid-19 tally rose to 42,930,015 on Tuesday, as 5,885 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry data.

Besides, 211 deaths due to the pandemic since Saturday morning took the death toll to 514,054.

Meanwhile, Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January last year, registered 28,787,620 cases as of Tuesday, while its Covid death toll rose to 649,443.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh logged four more Covid-linked deaths with 897 fresh cases in 24 hours till Monday morning.

The daily positivity rate slightly declined to 3.65% from Sunday’s 4.01% after testing 24,605 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

On Sunday, Bangladesh reported nine Covid-linked deaths with 864 fresh cases. On Saturday, less than 1000 cases were reported after 52 days.

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 29,037 and the caseload to 19,43,577.

Of the 67 deaths recorded from February 21 to February 27, some 26.5% received Covid vaccines while 73.5% did not, the DGHS said.

Among the new deceased, two were men and two women. Two deaths were reported from Dhaka division while one each from Chattogram and Khulna divisions.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.49%. However, the recovery rate increased to 93.37% with the recovery of 7,976 more patients during the 24-hour period.

On January 28, Bangladesh logged its earlier highest daily positivity rate at 33.37% reporting 15,440 cases and 20 deaths.

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 its 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