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Global Covid cases top 597 million

The overall number of Covid cases has now surged past 597 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.

According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 597,886,573 and the death toll reached 6,462,388 on Thursday morning.

The US has recorded 95,065,403 cases so far and 1,064,207 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.

India recorded 9,062 new cases of Covid in 24 hours, taking the total tally to 44,286,256, as per the federal health ministry data released on Wednesday.

With the reporting of fresh cases, India's active caseload currently stands at 105,058.

The country also logged 36 related deaths in 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to 527,134 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.

With the increase in cases, the daily positivity rate stands at 2.49 percent. The weekly positivity rate is recorded at 4.38 percent.

Covid in Bangladesh

Bangladesh reported zero Covid deaths and 212 new cases in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

With the latest numbers, Bangladesh's total fatalities remained static at 29,314 while the caseload rose to 2,009,434, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily case test positivity rate rose to 4.54 percent from Tuesday's 4.41 percent as 4,666 samples were tested

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 percent. The recovery rate rose to 97.17 percent from Tuesday's 97.15 percent.

In July, the country reported 142 Covid-linked deaths and 31,422 cases, the highest monthly death toll and caseload since March this year.

Bangladesh 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