Covid-19 continues its onslaught across the world even with mass inoculations underway. In fact, the global corona caseload is fast approaching the 182-million mark.
The total caseload and fatalities stand at 181,750,422 and 3,936,629, respectively, as of Wednesday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
So far, 3,002,361,047 vaccine doses have been administered across the globe.
The US, which is the world's worst-hit country in terms of both cases and deaths, has so far logged 33,651,870 cases, according to JHU.
Besides, 604,457 people have lost their lives in the US to date.
Brazil registered 1,893 more deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 515,985, the health ministry said Tuesday.
A total of 64,903 new infections were detected during the period, raising the total caseload to 18,513,305, the ministry said.
India's Covid-19 tally rose to 30,316,897 on Tuesday, after 37,566 new infections were recorded in the past 24 hours, according to the federal health ministry.
The death toll increased to 397,637, with 907 more people succumbing to the virus since Monday morning.
Situation in Bangladesh
The Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh is gradually heading towards a grim level, with the country reporting 112 more deaths and 7,666 fresh infections in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.
With the new infections, the country’s positivity rate reached another peak of 23.97% from Monday’s 23.86%, which was recorded at 23.57% last on April 9 this year.
The percentage reached this shocking level after the test of 31,982 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
New infections have been averaging 5,000 for the past few days – 75% of the peak.
Bangladesh has reported over 100 deaths for the third consecutive day this month.
The country saw a record level of 8,436 Covid cases on Monday and the highest 119 deaths on Sunday since confirming its first cases on March 8 last year.
With the new numbers, the country’s death toll now stands at 14,388 and the caseload at 904,436.
However, the country’s fatality rate remained static at 1.59% while the recovery rate fell to 89.75% following a continuous drop.
Of the deaths, 35 were reported in Khulna on Tuesday, recording the highest among all divisions for the third consecutive day, 22 in Dhaka, 21 in Rajshahi, 16 in Chattogram, 10 in Rangpur, four in Mymensingh, three in Barishal and one in Sylhet divisions.
The Dhaka division remained the highest fatal region recording 7,562 deaths followed by Chattogram with 2,727 deaths, Khulna with 1,235 deaths and Rajshahi with 1,011 deaths.
The four divisions have crossed the 1,000-mark of Covid fatalities as of now.