Monday, 29 November, 2021
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Global Covid cases top 244 million

The overall number of global Covid cases has now crossed 244 million as the race to vaccinate masses continue the world over.

The global Covid death toll and the total case count stand at 4,962,875 and 244,445,680 respectively, as of Wednesday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The US has logged 45,608,962 cases and 738,877 deaths to date, according to the university data. The death toll in the United States is the highest in the world.

Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January, registered 21,748,984 cases as of Wednesday, while its Covid death toll has risen to 606,246.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 34,202,202 on Tuesday, as 12,428 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry data.

Besides, as many as 356 deaths due to the pandemic were reported since Sunday morning, taking the total death toll to 455,068.

Most deaths, 482, were reported from the southern state of Kerala. "More than 70 percent cases (deaths) are due to comorbidities," said the federal health ministry.

Meanwhile, Russia has reported a record-high daily Covid-19 count of 36,446 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 8,316,019, the official monitoring and response center said Tuesday.

The nationwide death toll grew by a new single-day record of 1,106 to 232,775, and the number of recoveries increased by 26,973 to 7,213,584.

Situation in Bangladesh

Covid-19 claimed six more lives and infected another 276 people in Bangladesh in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

The daily case positivity rate increased slightly to 1.44 percent from Monday’s 1.39 percent.

With the fresh numbers, the Covid fatalities reached 27,834 while the caseload climbed to 1,568,257 in Bangladesh, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of the latest deaths, five were men and one woman.

The new cases were detected after testing 19,184 samples during the 24-hour period.

The recovery rate, however, increased slightly to 97.70 percent, with 440 more patients getting cured.