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Global Covid cases top 451 million deaths 6.02 m

Disease 2022-03-10, 10:44am


Corona virus

The overall number of Covid cases has surged past 451 million as Omicron infections keep rising across the world.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 451,406,242 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,021,834 Thursday morning.

The US has recorded 79,406,602 cases so far and 963,819 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 42,975,883 on Wednesday, as 4,575 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry's data.

Besides, 145 more deaths were recorded since Tuesday morning, taking the death toll to 515,355.

Meanwhile, Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January last year, registered 29,198,101 cases as of Wednesday while its Covid death toll rose to 653,767.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh reported one more Covid-linked death with 323 fresh cases in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

The daily positivity rate declined to 1.97 per cent from Tuesday’s 2.23 per cent after testing 16,225 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

On Tuesday, Bangladesh reported seven more Covid-linked deaths with 446 fresh cases.

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 29,097 and the caseload to 19,48,471.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.49 per cent.

On January 28, Bangladesh logged its previous highest daily positivity rate at 33.37 per cent reporting 15,440 cases and 20 deaths.

On December 9 last year, Bangladesh logged zero Covid-related death after nearly three weeks.

The country reported first zero Covid-related death in a single day on November 20 last year, along with 178 infections, since the pandemic broke out in Bangladesh in March 2020.

Besides, the country registered the highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year, while the highest number of daily fatalities was 264 on August 10 last year. - UNB