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Global Covid cases near 535 million

The overall number of Covid cases is fast approaching 534 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.

According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 534,750,202 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,318,996 on Saturday morning.

The US has recorded 86,440,603 cases so far and 1,033,369 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 43,168,585 on Friday, as 4,041 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, showed the health ministry's latest data.

Besides, 10 deaths from the pandemic registered across the country since Thursday morning took the total death toll to 524,651.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh registered 29 new Covid cases in 24 hours till Friday morning, taking the country's total caseload to 1,953,592.

The country's total fatalities remained unchanged at 29,131 as no deaths were reported during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily test positivity rate increased to 0.60 percent from Thursday’s 0.42 percent as 4, 787 samples were tested.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.49 percent. The recovery rate rose to 97.44 percent as 195 patients recovered during this period.

In May, the country reported only four Covid-linked deaths and 816 new cases while 7,356 patients recovered from the disease, according to the DGHS.

Among the four deaths during the period, one was vaccinated with single dose of a Covid vaccine while three were vaccinated with two doses.

Source: United News of Bangladesh