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Global Covid cases top 237 million

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 9th October, 2021 10:21:40 AM
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Global Covid cases top 237 million

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The overall number of global Covid cases has now surged past 237 million, despite the ongoing mass inoculations in several countries.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count and fatalities from coronavirus mounted to 237,224,675 and 4,842,443, respectively, on Saturday.

The US has recorded 44,289,976 cases to date, while more than 712,693 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 after the US, saw its death toll exceed 600,000 on Friday.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 33,915,569 on Friday, as 21,257 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry data.

Besides, 217 deaths due to the pandemic since Thursday morning took the total death toll to 450,127.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh logged seven Covid-19 deaths, the lowest since March, in 24 hours till Friday morning, with 645 infections reported during this period.