The overall number of Covid cases is now near 549 million amid a rise in new infections in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 548,692,849 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,350,314, on Sunday morning.
The US has recorded 88,777,558 cases so far and 1,040,792 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.
Over 29,000 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in 24 hours in India, taking the total tally to 43,391,331, according to data released by the health ministry on Sunday.
Besides, as many as 25 Covid-19-related deaths reported in the country since Saturday morning took the total death toll to 524,979.
Covid in Bangladesh
Amid a rise in Covid infections, Bangladesh reported three more Covid-linked deaths with 1,280 new infections in 24 hours till Saturday morning.
The new figures took the country’s total death toll from Covid-19 to 29,138 while caseload to 19,63, 493, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Of the deceased, two were women and another was man. Two of them were from Dhaka division and another was from Barishal.
The daily-case positivity rate jumped to 15. 07 per cent from Friday’s 12.18 per cent as 8,492 samples were tested during the period, said the DGHS.
The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.48 per cent. The recovery rate declined to 97.10 per cent from Friday’s 97.16 per cent as 102 patients recovered during this period.
In May, the country reported only four Covid-linked deaths and 816 new cases, while 7,356 patients recovered from the disease, according to the DGHS.
Among the four deaths during the period, one was vaccinated with a single dose of Covid vaccine while three were vaccinated with two doses.
The country reported its first zero Covid death in a single day on November 20 last year, along with 178 cases, since the pandemic broke out here in March 2020.
On January 28, Bangladesh logged its previous highest positivity rate of 33.37 per cent.
The country registered its highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year and daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 in the same year.