The overall number of global Covid cases is fast nearing 218 million, as the world is still struggling to contain the second wave of the pandemic even with mass inoculations underway.
According to US-based Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 217,632,545 and the death toll to 4,518,377 on Wednesday morning.
So far, 5,277,415,976 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 39,197,606 cases. Besides, 640,089 people have lost their lives in the US to date, as per 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 20,776,870 cases with 580,413 fatalities so far, according to the health ministry.
India's Covid-19 tally rose to 32,768,880 on Tuesday as 30,941 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry.
A total of 350 deaths due to the pandemic since Monday morning took the total death toll to 438,560 -- the world's third-highest after the US and Brazil.
Situation in Bangladesh
Both the Covid-19 cases and fatalities in Bangladesh dropped further as the country logged 86 deaths and 3,357 new cases, respectively, in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.
The country last saw 112 coronavirus-related deaths on June 29 and the upswing in the fatalities reached its peak on August 5 and 10 when 264 deaths were recorded.
The fresh numbers have pushed the country’s total fatalities to 26,195, while the cases reached 1,500,618, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The new cases were detected after the test of 28,097 samples in the past 24 hours, which reduced the daily case positivity rate to 11.95% from Monday’s 12.07%, said the DGHS.
Meanwhile, the government aims at vaccinating two crore people against Covid by next month, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said on Tuesday.