The overall number of Covid cases has surpassed 540 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.
According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 540,221,830 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,330,934 on Sunday morning.
The US has recorded 87,305,419 cases so far and 1,035,828 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.
India’s Covid-19 tally rose to 43,219,491 during the past 24 hours across the country, showed the health ministry’s latest data.
Besides, 10 deaths from the pandemic registered since Saturday morning took India’s total death toll to 524,757.
Situation in Bangladesh
Bangladesh registered 71 new Covid cases in 24 hours till Saturday morning taking the country’s total caseload to 1,954,006.
The country’s total fatalities remained unchanged at 29,131 as no death was reported during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The daily test positivity rate decreased to 1.14% from Friday’s 1.35% as 6,225 samples were tested during this time.
The country on Friday saw 64 cases with zero death.
The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.49%. The recovery rate also remained static at 97.50% as 110 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%.
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.