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Global Covid cases near 474 million

The overall number of Covid cases is rapidly approaching 474 million as the pandemic enters into its third year.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 473,942,775 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,098,277 Wednesday morning.

The US has recorded 79,803,443 cases so far and 973,213 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.

India’s Covid-19 tally rose to 43,010,971 on Tuesday with 1,581 new cases registered in 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry’s latest data.

Besides, as many as 33 deaths due to the pandemic since Monday morning took the total death toll to 516,574.

Meanwhile, Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January last year, registered 29,691,641 cases as of Wednesday, while its Covid death toll rose to 658,005.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh again reported zero Covid death, with 121 fresh cases in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

On Monday, the country reported 116 fresh cases with no death.

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.

The daily positivity rate rose a bit to 1.11 per cent from Monday’s 1.06 per cent after 10,974 samples were tested during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

With the latest numbers, the country’s total fatalities remained unchanged at 29,117 while the caseload mounted to 19,50,846.

Besides, the mortality rate remained unchanged too at 1.49 per cent.

The recovery rate rose to 96.00 per cent with the recovery of 1,234 more patients during the 24-hour period.

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

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