Saturday 10, December 2022

Global Covid cases top 551 million

News Desk: The total number of Covid cases has now surpassed 551 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.

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.

The United States has recorded 89,236,449 cases so far and 1,042,291 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.

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.

Bangladesh registered 2,241 new infections in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

The new figures took the country’s total caseload to 19,71,602 and the total fatalities remained unchanged at 29,145, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

The daily case positivity rate slightly dropped to 15.23 per cent from Tuesday’s 15.47 per cent as 14,912 samples were tested during the period, said the DGHS.


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