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Global Covid cases cross 615 million

The overall number of global Covid cases has now crossed 615 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.


According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 615,399,678 while the death toll reached 6,523,007 on Thursday morning.


The US has recorded 97,340,016 cases so far and 1,077,477 people have died from the virus in the country, both highest counts around the world.


India recorded 5,108 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, taking the total tally to 44,510,057, showed the federal health ministry data released on Wednesday.


With the reporting of fresh cases, India’s active caseload currently stands at 45,749.


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The country also logged 31 more Covid- related deaths in 24 hours, taking the total toll to 528,216 since the beginning of the pandemic, the health ministry said.


Covid in Bangladesh


Bangladesh reported one more Covid-linked death and 402 cases in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.


With the new numbers, the country’s total fatalities rose to 29,336 and caseload to 2,016,175, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).


The daily case test positivity rate decreased to 8.41 percent from Monday’s 10.55 percent as 4,781 samples were tested.


The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 percent and the recovery rate recovery rate dropped to 97.19 percent.


Source: United News of Bangladesh