The overall number of global Covid cases is fast approaching 234 million even with mass inoculations underway in several countries.
According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 233,691,159 while the death tally from the virus reached 4,781,886 on Friday morning.
The US has recorded 43,457,690 cases to date and more than 697,832 people have died so far from the virus in the country, as per the university data.
Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January, registered 21,427,073 cases as of Thursday. Brazil's Covid-19 death toll has risen to 596,800.
Besides, India's Covid-19 tally rose to 33,765,488 on Thursday, as 27,300 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry's data.
Besides, as many as 282 deaths due to the pandemic since Tuesday morning took the total death toll to 448,372.
Situation in Bangladesh
Covid-19 in Bangladesh claimed 23 more lives and infected 860 others in 24 hours till Thursday morning, showing a slight increase in the number of fatalities and decrease in cases compared to that of the previous day.
On Wednesday, the country logged 17 Covid deaths and 1,178 cases .
The new cases were detected after testing 28,599 samples.
The daily case positivity rate declined further to 3.24 percent from Wednesday’s 4.12, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With this, the daily case positivity rate of Covid-19 in the country remained below 5 percent for the ninth consecutive day.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), if the daily-case positivity rate remains at 5 percent or below for 14 days, it is considered safe for mass unlocking.
The fresh numbers took the total fatalities to 27,510 while the caseload mounted to 15,55,911, said the directorate.
However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77 percent.
The recovery rate slightly increased to 97.43 percent with the recovery of 979 more patients during the period.
So far, 15,15,941 people have recovered from the deadly virus infections, the DGHS said.