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Global Covid cases surpass 543 million

The overall number of global Covid has surpassed 543 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.

According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 543,108,636 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,338,053 on Friday morning.

The US has recorded 87,861,132 cases so far and 1,037,928 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.

India's COVID-19 tally rose to 43,270,577 on Friday, as new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country.

Besides, 14 deaths from the pandemic registered across the country since Thursday morning took the total death toll to 524,817, showed the federal health ministry's latest data.

Situation in Bangladesh

Amid surging positivity rate, Bangladesh recorded 357 new Covid cases in 24 hours till Thursday morning taking the country's total caseload to 1,954,994, the health directorate said.

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

The daily test positivity rate rose to 5.76 per cent from Wednesday’s 3.88 per cent with 6,200 samples tested during the period.

The country on Wednesday saw 232 cases with zero death.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.49 per cent. The recovery rates remained static at 97.49 per cent as 114 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 Covid vaccine while three were vaccinated with two doses.

The country reported its first zero Covid death in a single day on November 20 last year, along with 178 cases, since the pandemic broke out here in March 2020.

On January 28, Bangladesh logged its previous highest positivity rate of 33.37 per cent.

The country registered its highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year and daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 in the same year.

Source: United News of Bangladesh