The overall number of Covid cases has now surpassed 551 million amid a rise in new infections in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 551,682,658 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,356,166 on Thursday morning.
India reported 14,506 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, taking the total tally to 43,433,345, as per data released by the federal health ministry on Wednesday.
Besides, 30 deaths due to the pandemic since Tuesday morning took the total death toll to 525,077.
The daily positivity rate in the country stood at 3.35 percent, while the weekly positivity rate was 3.30 percent, as per the ministry.
Covid in Bangladesh
Bangladesh registered 2,241 new infections in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.
The daily case positivity rate slightly dropped to 15.23 percent from Tuesday’s 15.47 percent as 14,912 samples were tested during the period, said the DGHS.
On Tuesday, the country recorded 2,087 cases with three deaths from Covid-19.
The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.48 percent. The recovery rate declined to 96.73 percent from Tuesday’s 96.84 percent as 152 patients recovered during this period.
In May, the country reported only four Covid-linked deaths and 816 new cases, while 7,356 patients recovered from the disease, according to the DGHS.
Among the four deaths during the period, one was vaccinated with a single dose of a Covid vaccine while three were vaccinated with two doses.
The country reported its first zero Covid death in a single day on November 20 last year, along with 178 cases, since the pandemic broke out here in March 2020.
On January 28, Bangladesh logged its previous highest positivity rate of 33.37 percent.
The country registered its highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year and daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 in the same year.