The overall number of coronavirus cases is fast approaching 307 million with the spread of the Omicron variant of the virus across the globe.
According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 306,913,042 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,488,375 Monday morning. That means 2,054,267 cases were reported all over the world in the last 24 hrs.
The US has recorded 60,072,321 cases so far and 837,594 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 60 million on Sunday.
Britain reported another 141,472 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 14,475,192, according to official figures released Sunday.
The country reported a further 97 coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain to 150,154.
India's COVID-19 tally rose to 35,528,004 on Sunday as a steep rise of 159,632 new daily cases were registered, showed the federal health ministry's latest data.
This is the third consecutive day when more than 100,000 daily cases were registered in the country.
Besides, 327 pandemic-related deaths since Saturday morning took the total death toll to 483,790.
Meanwhile, India's Omicron tally has reached 3,623, out of which Maharashtra and Delhi have reported 1,009 and 513 cases, respectively. Till now 1,409 patients have been discharged after recovery, as per the federal Health Ministry's data.
Situation in Bangladesh
The Covid-19 situation keeps worsening in Bangladesh with health authorities logging three more deaths and 1,491 new infections in 24 hours till Sunday morning.
With the detection of fresh cases after testing 21,980 samples, the daily-case positivity rate jumped to 6.78 percent from Saturday’s 5.79 per cent during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The country last recorded 1,562 cases on September 21, last year with a death toll of 26.
The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,102 while the caseload mounted to 15, 93, 700.
The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.76 per cent during the period.
Meanwhile, the recovery rate further declined to 97.31 per cent with the recovery of 217 more patients during the 24-hour period.
Bangladesh is currently seeing a surge of Covid-19 cases as health authorities logged 8,161 infections in the last nine days since January 1.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s total tally of Omicron cases reached 21 with detection of 11 cases on Friday, according to GISAID, a global initiative on sharing all influenza data.
On December 9 last year, Bangladesh again logged zero Covid-related death after nearly three weeks as the pandemic was apparently showing signs of easing.
The country reported this year’s first zero Covid-related death in a single day on November 20 last year along with 178 infections since the pandemic broke out in Bangladesh in March 2020.
Bangladesh logged the highest number of daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 last year, while the highest daily caseload was 16,230 on July 28 last year.
Meanwhile, the positive cases of Coronavirus have increased by 115 per cent in Bangladesh over the last one week compared to the previous week, says the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
“As many as 6,300 new Covid cases have been reported in one week which is 3,376 more than the previous week,” said DGHS Director Prof Nazmul Islam in the regular DGHS briefing on Sunday.
During the period, he said, 23 Covid patients have died, which is 15 per cent higher than the previous week.