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Global Covid cases top 477 million

The overall number of Covid cases has surged past 477 million as the pandemic enters into its third year.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 477,186,449 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,109,163 Friday morning.

The US has recorded 79,888,364 cases so far and 975,837 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.

India’s Covid-19 tally rose to 43,016,149 on Thursday, as 1,462 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry data.

Besides, 82 deaths from the pandemic were reported since Wednesday morning, taking the total death toll to 516,785.

Meanwhile, Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January last year, registered 29,767,681 cases as of Thursday, while its Covid death toll rose to 658,367.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh logged 92 fresh Covid cases in 24 hours till Thursday morning, taking the total caseload to 19,51,072 .

As per the latest government data, the country’s total fatalities remained unchanged at 29,118 as no death was reported during the period.

On Wednesday, the country reported one Covid-linked death with 134 fresh cases.

positivity rate lowered to 0.76 percent from Wednesday’s 1.27 per cent after testing 12,111 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

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

The recovery rate rose to 96.09 per cent with the recovery of 1,114 more patients during the 24-hour period.

Source: United News of Bangladesh