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Global Covid cases near 261 million

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 27th November, 2021 10:56:25 AM
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Global Covid cases near 261 million

 

The overall number of Covid cases is fast approaching 261 million amid the global race to vaccinate masses against the infectious disease.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 260,570,886 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,188,399 Saturday morning, UNB reported.

The US has recorded 48,175,854 cases to date and more than 776, 321 people have died so far from the virus in the country, as per the university data.

Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January, has registered 22,067,630, cases so far, while its Covid death toll rose to 616,957.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 34,555,431 on Friday, as 10,549 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry data.

Besides, another 488 deaths due to the pandemic were reported since Thursday morning, taking the total death toll to 467,468.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh reported three more Covid-linked deaths along with 239 fresh cases in 24 hours till Friday morning.

With this, the daily case positivity rate increased to 1.49 percent on Friday from Thursday’s 1.25 percent, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

With the fresh numbers, the total fatalities rose to 27,973 while the caseload mounted to 15,75,424