The global Covid-19 caseload is fast approaching 228 million, with the world still struggling to contain the second wave of the pandemic.
The total caseload and fatalities from the virus stand at 227,602,725 and 4,678,667 respectively, as of Saturday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
So far, 5,856,986,378 Covid vaccine doses have been administered across the globe.
The US has logged 41,992,919 cases and 672,615 deaths to date, according to the JHU data.
Brazil currently has the world's second-highest pandemic death toll after the United States and the third-largest caseload after the United States and India.
The country has recorded 21,080,219 cases, with 589,573 fatalities so far, according to the health ministry.
India's Covid-19 tally rose to 33,381,728 on Friday, as 34,403 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry's latest data.
Besides, as many as 320 deaths were recorded since Thursday morning, taking the death toll to 444,248.
Situation in Bangladesh
Bangladesh logged 38 more Covid-19 deaths and 1,907 fresh cases in 24 hours till Friday morning.
The daily case positivity rate increased to 6.41 per lcent on Friday, a slight rise from Thursday’s 5.98 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The new cases were detected after testing 30,169 samples during the period.
Meanwhile, the fatality rate remained static at 1.76 percent, said the DGHS.
The fresh numbers pushed the country’s Covid death tally to 27,147, while the caseload mounted to 15,40,110.
The recovery rate rose to 97.20 percent, with the recovery of 2,919 more patients during the 24-hour period.
On Tuesday, the country recorded 35 deaths, the lowest in around three months.
However, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that the daily case positivity rate should remain at 5 percent or below for 14 days before mass unlocking.