Global Covid cases top 608 million


The overall number of Covid cases has now crossed 608 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.

According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 608,022,534 and the death toll reached 6,495,890 on Thursday morning.

The US has recorded 96,347,971 cases so far and 1,071,420 people have died from the virus in the country, both highest counts around the world.

India’s federal health ministry reported 7,231 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours on Wednesday morning, taking the total tally to 44,428,393 in the country.

With the reporting of fresh cases, India’s active caseload currently stands at 64,667. The country logged 45 more related deaths, pushing the overall toll to 527,874 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.

Covid in Bangladesh

Bangladesh reported another Covid death and 214 new cases in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

While the country’s total fatalities rose to 29,323, the new numbers took its caseload to 2,011,946, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily positivity rate rose to 5.20 percent from Tuesday’s 4.08 percent as 4,115 samples were tested.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 percent. The recovery rate remained static at 97.24 percent as 282 patients recovered during this period.

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 the same year.

Source: United News of Bangladesh