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Global Covid cases top 472 mn, Bangladesh once again reported zero death

Global Covid cases top 472 mn, Bangladesh once again reported zero death

The global Covid-19 cases surged past 472 million as the pandemic enters into its third year. According to Johns Hopkins University, the total case count mounted to 472,048,486 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,093,516 Tuesday (Mar 22) morning.

The United States recorded 79,775,780 cases so far and 972, 603 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.

India’s Covid-19 tally rose to 430,106,611 on Monday, as 1,549 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry’s data. Besides, as many as 129 deaths due to the pandemic since Saturday morning took the total death toll to 516,574.

Brazil reported 102 deaths and 11,364 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 657,363 and the total caseload to 29,641,848, the country’s Ministry of Health reported Monday.

Brazil has been struggling with the Omicron variant of the virus since the end of December, with a record number of infections in January, but since February, indicators such as deaths, hospitalisations and positive cases were in sharp decline, according to official data.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh once again reported zero Covid death, with 116 fresh cases in 24 hours till Monday (Mar 21) morning.

The country reported first zero Covid death in a single day on Nov 20 last year, along with 178 infections, since the pandemic broke out in Bangladesh in March 2020.

The daily positivity rate rose a bit to 1.06 per cent from Sunday’s 0.90 per cent after 10,899 samples were tested during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

With the latest numbers, the country’s total fatalities remained unchanged at 29,117 while the caseload mounted to 1,950,725. The mortality rate remained unchanged too at 1.49 per cent.

The recovery rate rose to 95.94 per cent with the recovery of 1,140 more patients during the 24-hour period.