The overall number of Covid cases is fast approaching 587 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.
According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 586,962,311 and the death toll reached 6,431,061 on Friday morning.
The US has recorded 93,739,666 cases so far and 1,057,881 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.
India reported over 20,000 new cases of Covid-19 and 53 deaths in 24 hours, taking the total tally to 44,087,037 in the country, according to federal health ministry data.
Covid in Bangladesh
Bangladesh recorded two more Covid-linked deaths with 278 fresh cases in 24 hours till Thursday.
With the latest numbers, the total fatalities reached 29,300 and the caseload 2,006,646, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The daily case positivity rate dropped to 5.14 per cent from Wednesday’s 6.53 per cent as 5,404 samples were tested.
The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 per cent. The recovery rate rose to 96.97 per cent from Wednesday’s 96.95 per cent.