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Global Covid cases exceed 239 million

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Published: 16:53, 15 October 2021   Update: 16:54, 15 October 2021
Global Covid cases exceed 239 million

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The overall number of global Covid cases has crossed the 239 million-mark even though mass vaccination is underway in many countries of the world.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 23,95,73,207 while the death tally from the virus reached 48,81,197 on Friday morning.

The US has recorded 44,766, 965 cases to date and more than 721,562 people have died so far from the virus in the country as per the university data.

Brazil, which has the world's second-highest death toll from Covid-19 behind the United States, saw its death toll exceed 600,000 a week before.

The South American country has registered 21,612,237 cases as of Thursday, while its Covid death toll has risen to 602,201.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 34,036,687 on Thursday as 17,004new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, according to the federal health ministry.

Besides, 378 deaths were reported across the country in the past 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 451,847.

Covid situation Bangladesh

Bangladesh witnessed a downward trend in death and infection of coronavirus as the health authorities registered seven deaths and 466 new cases of the virus in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning.

The daily positivity rate of the virus stood at 2.16 percent down from Wednesday’s 2.34 percent, Tuesday’s 2.35 percent and Monday’s 2.58 percent. However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77 percent.

With the fresh numbers, the Covid-19 fatalities reached 27,737 in Bangladesh while the caseload mounted to 15,64,485, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in a handout this afternoon.

The fresh cases were detected after testing 21,568 samples at 829 government authorised laboratories in the country in the 24 hours.

Some 695 people were declared free the infection at the same time taking the total number of the recovery to 15,26, 368 and with this the recovery rate stood at 97.56 percent.