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Global Covid cases top 497 million

Global Covid cases top 497 million

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The overall number of Covid cases has now surpassed 497 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 497,435,121 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,174, 022 Saturday morning.

The US has recorded 80,385,966 cases so far and 985,100 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 43,033,067 on Friday, with 1,109 new cases registered in 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry's latest data.

Besides, 43 deaths due to the pandemic reported since Thursday morning took the total death toll to 521,573.

Meanwhile, Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January last year, registered 30,125,540 infections as of Friday, while its Covid death toll rose to 661,377.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh logged 48 fresh Covid cases in 24 hours till Friday morning, taking the total caseload to 19,51,995.

As per the latest government data, the country’s total fatalities remained static at 29,123 as no deaths were reported during the period.

The recovery rate rose to 96.69 per cent with the recovery of 660 more patients during the 24-hour period.