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Global Covid cases top 443 million

The overall number of Covid cases has surged past 443 million as Omicron infections keep rising across the world.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 443,375,197 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,988,883 Saturday morning.

The US has recorded 79,249,113 cases so far and 958,095 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.

India’s Covid-19 tally rose to 42,951,556 on Friday, as 6,396 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry’s latest data.

Besides, 201 deaths from the pandemic since Thursday morning took the total death toll to 514,589.

Meanwhile, Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January last year, registered 28,978,052 cases as of Friday, while its Covid death toll rose to 651,522.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh reported six more Covid-linked deaths with 604 fresh cases in 24 hours till Friday morning.

The daily positivity rate slightly increased to 3.20 per cent from Thursday’s 2.91 per cent after testing 18,964 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

On Thursday, Bangladesh reported five more Covid-linked deaths with 657 fresh cases.

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 29,064 and the caseload to 19,46,369.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.49 per cent.

However, the recovery rate kept increasing to 94.33 per cent with the recovery of 4,403 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.

On December 9 last year, Bangladesh logged zero Covid-related death after nearly three weeks.

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.

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