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Global Covid cases near 601 million

The overall number of Covid cases is approaching 601 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.

According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 600,901,669 and the death toll reached 6,471,931 on Monday morning.

The US has recorded 95,345,858 cases so far and 1,065,569 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.

India’s daily COVID-19 caseload Sunday slipped to 11,539, taking the total tally to 44,339,429 in the country, according to federal health ministry data.

The cases reported on Sunday mark a decrease in comparison to the daily caseload of Saturday 13,272.

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The country also logged 43 related deaths during the past 24 hours, pushing the overall death toll to 527,332 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.

In terms of the World Health Organization (WHO) regional offices, Europe and the Americas have so far reported more than 209 million and 151 million confirmed cases, as well as 1,964,786 and 2,711,779 deaths, respectively, reports Xinhua.

The two regions combined account for over 72 percent of the world’s total in confirmed cases and over 75 percent of deaths.

Covid in Bangladesh

Bangladesh reported zero Covid death and173 new cases in the 24 hours to Sunday morning.

While the country’s total fatalities remained unchanged at 29,315, the new cases took its caseload to 2,009,970, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily case test positivity rate fell to 3.76 percent from Saturday’s 4.42 percent as 4,603 samples were tested.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 percent. The recovery rate rose to 97.20 percent from Saturday’s 97.19 percent.

Source: United News of Bangladesh