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Global Covid cases top 475 million

The overall number of Covid cases has surged past 475 million as the pandemic enters into its third year.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 475,483,514 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,104,113 Thursday morning.

The US has recorded 79,844,364 cases so far and 974,827 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.

India’s Covid-19 tally rose to 43,012,749 on Wednesday, as 1,778 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry data.

Besides, 62 deaths from the pandemic were reported since Tuesday morning, taking the total death toll to 516,605.

Meanwhile, Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January last year, registered 29,738,362 cases as of Thursday, while its Covid death toll rose to 658,286.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh reported one more Covid-linked death with 134 fresh cases in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

The daily positivity rate rose a bit to 1.27 per cent from Tuesday’s 1.11 per cent after 10,571 samples were tested during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

With the latest numbers, the country’s total fatalities mounted to 29,118 and the caseload to 19,50,980.

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

The recovery rate rose to 96.04 per cent with the recovery of 921 more patients during the 24-hour period.

Source: United News of Bangladesh