The overall number of Covid cases has now surged past 591 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.
According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 591,173,409 and the death toll reached 6,441,706 on Wednesday morning.
The US has recorded 94,128,907 cases so far and 1,059,641 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.
India registered 12,751 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 44,174,650 in the country, according to the federal health ministry data.
The cases reported on Tuesday mark a decrease in comparison to the daily caseload of Monday which was 16,167.
The country also logged 42 related deaths in 24 hours, pushing the overall death toll to 526,772 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.
New Zealand recorded 5,169 new community cases of Covid-19 and 18 more deaths from the pandemic, the health ministry said on Wednesday.
There have been 1,705 confirmed deaths attributable to Covid, either as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing factor since the pandemic began in New Zealand, the ministry said.
Covid in Bangladesh
Bangladesh recorded another Covid-linked death with 239 fresh cases in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.
With the latest numbers, the total fatalities reached 29,308 and the caseload 2,007,870, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The daily case positivity rate slightly dropped to 4.34 percent from Monday's 4.99 percent as 5,504 samples were tested.
The latest deceased was a man from Dhaka division.
The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 percent. The recovery rate rose to 97.08 percent from Tuesday's 97.06.
In July, Bangladesh reported 142 Covid-linked deaths and 31,422 cases, the highest death toll and cases in the last five months, as per DGHS.
Among the deceased, 57 were unvaccinated while seven received the first dose, 52 the second dose and 26 the third dose, according to the directorate.
Besides, 34,901 patients recovered from the disease during this period.
Bangladesh reported its first zero Covid death on November 20 last year since the pandemic broke out here in March 2020.
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.