The overall number of Covid cases has now crossed 545 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.
According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 545,773,729 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,343,571 Monday morning.
The US has recorded 88,244,870 cases so far and 1,038,900 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.
India has been witnessing a surge in the number of new Covid-19 cases over the past couple of weeks, as daily new cases have risen from nearly 2,000 a month ago to over 13,000.
The number of deaths per day due to the pandemic also surged to 20.
India has recorded 43,334,657 cases so far and 524,890 people have died from the virus in the country.
Meanwhile, Brazil has registered 331,824,220 cases so far and 669,436 people have died from the virus, shows the global data.
Covid in Bangladesh
Bangladesh registered one Covid-linked death day with 874 fresh cases in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.
This is the second Covid-linked death in the current month.
The daily case positivity rate rose to 11.03 percent from Monday’s 10.87 percent as 7,893 samples were tested during the period.
The country’s total caseload rose to 1,958,074 while the total fatalities reached 29,133 with the new numbers, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The deceased was a man, aged 71-80, hailing from Dhaka division.
The mortality rate remained static at 1.49 percent. The recovery rates declined to 97.34 percent from Monday’s 97.38 percent as 84 patients recovered during this period.
On Monday, the country logged the first Covid-linked death in the current month with 873 cases. The previous death was recorded on May 30.
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 single dose of a 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 percent.
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.