POST TIME: 14 October, 2021 10:01:39 AM
Global Coronavirus cases top 239 million as it keeps escalating
UNB, Dhaka

Global Coronavirus cases top 239 million as it keeps escalating

The overall number of global Covid cases has now surged past 239 million, despite the ongoing mass inoculations in many countries.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total Covid case count and fatalities stand at 239, 121, 766 and 4,873,471 respectively as of Thursday morning.

The US has recorded 44,681,561 cases and 719,515 fatalities to date, according to the university data.

Brazil currently has the world's second-highest pandemic death toll after the United States and the third-largest caseload after the United States and India.

Brazil has registered 21,597, 949 cases so far. The country's Covid death toll has also risen to 601,574 as it has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 34,001,743 on Wednesday, as 15,823 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry's latest data.

Besides, as many as 226 deaths due to the pandemic since Tuesday morning took the total death toll to 451,189.

Situation in Bangladesh

Covid-19 claimed 17 more lives in Bangladesh and infected 518 others in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

With the fresh numbers, the Covid-19 fatalities reached 27,730 in the country while the caseload mounted to 15,64,019, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of the latest deceased, nine were women and eight men.

Thirteen of them died in Dhaka division, one in Chattogram, two in Khulna and one in Barishal divisions.

Bangladesh logged seven Covid-19 deaths on October 8, the lowest since March 17 this year when the country recorded 11 such deaths.

The fresh cases were detected after testing 22,153 samples

With this, the daily-case positivity rate declined slightly to 2.34% percent.

However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77%.

However, the recovery rate decreased slightly to 97.54% from Tuesday’s 97.55, with 505 more patients getting cured during the period from Monday’s 97.53%.
So far, 15,25,673 people have recovered from the deadly virus infections, the DGHS added.