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Global Covid cases top 619 million

The overall number of global Covid cases has now crossed 619 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.


According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 619,122,512 while the death toll reached 6,536,669 on Friday morning.


The US has recorded 97,795,728 cases so far and 1,080,836 people have died from the virus in the country, both highest counts around the world.


India’s daily Covid-19 caseload Thursday declined to 2,592 compared to 4,510 on Wednesday, according to data released by the federal health ministry.


With the reporting of fresh cases, India’s total Covid-19 caseload is 44,555,634, while the active caseload currently stands at 48,934.


The country also logged 26 related deaths in 24 hours, pushing the overall death toll to 528,429 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.


Covid in Bangladesh


Bangladesh reported another death from Covid-19 with 678 more cases in 24 hours till Thursday morning.


With the new numbers, the country’s total fatalities rose to 29,346 and the caseload to 2,020,148, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).


The daily case test positivity rate dropped to 14.13% from Wednesday’s 14.73% as 4,798 samples were tested.


The latest deceased was a man from Dhaka division.


The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.45% while the recovery rate declined to 97.11%.


Source: United News of Bangladesh