Tuesday 27, September 2022

Worldwide Covid cases near 596 million

Time News Desk: The overall number of worldwide Covid-19 cases is approaching 596 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.

According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 596,947,974 and the death toll reached 6,456,487on Tuesday morning.

The United States has recorded 94,788,022 cases so far and 1,062,770people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.

According to India’s federal health ministry data released on Monday morning, 7,306 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in the country in 24 hours, taking the total tally to 44,275,687.

With the reports of the fresh cases, India’s active caseload currently stands at 124,814.

The country also logged 32 related deaths in the 24 hours, pushing the overall death toll to 527,069 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.

One more person died from Covid, and 259 tested positive for the virus in Bangladesh in the 24 hours to Monday morning.

While the country’s total fatalities reached 29,314, the new number took its caseload to 2,009,129, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

The daily case test positivity rate dropped to 4.09 per cent from Sunday’s 4.32 per cent as 6,336 samples were tested.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 per cent and the recovery rate at 97.14 per cent.


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