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Global Covid-19 cases near 158 million

With the frantic effort to stem the spread of Covid-19 cases across the world, many people are still being infected with the virus and there is no sign of getting relief from the pandemic as the global Covid-19 cases is approaching 158 million.

The total case count has reached 157, 951,588 while the death toll from the virus mounted to 3,288,762 as of Monday morning, according to the data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

The US, which remained the world’s worst hit country in both number of cases and deaths, has registered 32,707,359 cases and 581,752 deaths respectively.

Brazil reported on Sunday 1,024 more deaths from the novel coronavirus , bringing the national death toll to 422,340, according to the Ministry of Health.

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The ministry also stated that another 38,911 COVID-19 infections were registered, bringing the total caseload to 15,184,790.

Brazil has the world's second highest COVID-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third largest caseload, after the United States and India.

India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 22-million mark on Sunday, reaching 22,296,414, as 403,738 new cases were registered in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said.

Besides, as many as 4,092 deaths were recorded in the country since Saturday morning, taking the total death toll to 242,362, added the ministry.

This was the fourth consecutive day when over 4,000 deaths were recorded in 24 hours.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh reported 56 more Coronavirus-related deaths and 1,386 new cases in a 24-hour period until Sunday morning.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said the latest fatalities took the country’s death toll to 11,934 while the mortality rate remained static at 1.54 percent.

Besides, the DGHS said, the new cases were detected after testing 16,915 samples, pushing up the total case count to 773,513. Bangladesh has so far carried out 5,630,894 tests.

The country reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 last year and the first death on the 18th of that month.

Source: United News of Bangladesh