The overall number of Covid cases is fast approaching 521 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.
According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 520,528,011 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,262,140 Saturday morning.
The US has recorded 82,421,408 cases so far and 999,522 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.
India's Covid-19 tally rose to 43,116,254 on Friday, as 2,841 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry's latest data.
Besides, nice deaths from the pandemic registered across the country since Thursday morning took the total death toll to 524,190.
Situation in Bangladesh
Bangladesh reported 18 Covid cases in 24 hours till Friday morning, which took the total caseload to 1,952,957.
With no new Covid deaths reported during the period for the 22nd consecutive day, the total fatalities from the pandemic remained unchanged at 29,127.
The daily test positivity rate slightly dropped to 0.45 per cent from Friday’s 0.51 per cent as 4,053 samples were tested, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
On Thursday, the number of cases was higher as 51 new infections were reported.
The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.49 per cent. The recovery rate rose to 97.23 per cent as 327 patients recovered during this period.
In April, the country reported only five Covid-linked deaths and 1,114 new cases, while 14,100 patients recovered from the disease, according to the DGHS.