The overall number of global Covid cases is fast approaching 234 million even with mass inoculations underway in several countries.
According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 233,691,159 while the death tally from the virus reached 4,781,886 on Friday morning, reports UNB.
Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January, registered 21,427,073 cases as of Thursday. Brazil's Covid-19 death toll has risen to 596,800.
Besides, India's Covid-19 tally rose to 33,765,488 on Thursday, as 27,300 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry's data.
Besides, as many as 282 deaths due to the pandemic since Tuesday morning took the total death toll to 448,372.
Situation in Bangladesh
Covid-19 in Bangladesh claimed 23 more lives and infected 860 others in 24 hours till Thursday morning, showing a slight increase in the number of fatalities and decrease in cases compared to that of the previous day.