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Over 91.5 million infected with Covid globally

The global Covid-19 caseload has surpassed 91.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.96 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The total number of cases globally stood at 91,573,149 and the death toll at 1,961,987, as of Wednesday morning, as per the latest data released by the university.

In the US, the world’s worst-hit country, the infection tally is nearing the grim milestone of 23 million.

The country’s total caseload reached 22,836, 244, while the death toll climbed to 380,651 this morning, the university said. Deaths nationwide are running at more than 3,200 a day on an average.

More than 9.3 million Americans have received their first shot of the Covid vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a slow rollout for a campaign that will have to inoculate perhaps 85% of the population, or close to 300 million people, to conquer the outbreak, reports AP.

Brazil registered 1,110 deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 204,690, the Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday.

The country confirmed 64,025 new cases, taking the nationwide count to 8,195,637, it added.

Brazil has been seeing a second wave of Covid outbreaks, with a significant increase in cases since December that has pushed the public healthcare system to the brink of collapse in several regions.

Neighbouring India recorded 10,479,179 cases, while the death toll in the country climbed to 151,327 this morning, the government said.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s Covid -19 fatalities soared to 7,819 on Tuesday after health authorities confirmed 16 more deaths in 24 hours.

The national caseload now stands at 524,020, with 468,581 having recovered so far, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.

Source: United News of Bangladesh