POST TIME: 18 January, 2022 10:40:39 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 18 January, 2022 01:36:58 PM
Global Covid-19 cases top 330 million
UNB, Dhaka

Global Covid-19 cases top 330 million

Amid the global scare over the rising Omicron cases, the overall number of Covid cases has now surpassed 330 million.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 330,275,734 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,544,688 Tuesday morning.

The US has recorded 66,375,579 cases so far and 851,451 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 37,380,253 Monday, as 258,089 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the health ministry's latest data.

This is the fifth consecutive day when more than 200,000 daily new cases were registered in the country.

Besides, as many as 385 deaths due to the pandemic since Sunday morning took the total death toll to 486,451.

Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since last January, registered 23,089,509 cases as of Monday, while its Covid death toll rose to 621,478.


Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh reported 10 more Covid-linked deaths, with 6,676 fresh cases in 24 hours till Monday morning, following a sharp rise in its infection rate.

The positivity rate in the country jumped to 20.88% during the period from Sunday’s 17.82% after the testing of 31,980 samples, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The country last logged 7,248 cases and 172 deaths on August 18, 2021, with a positivity rate at 17.67% in 24 hours.

Bangladesh is currently seeing a surge of Covid-19 cases as health authorities registered 38,478 infections in the last 16 days since January 1.

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,154 while the caseload mounted to 1,624,387 Monday. The mortality rate declined a bit to 1.73%.

The recovery rate further declined to 95.62% with the recovery of 427 more patients during the period.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s total tally of Omicron cases reached 55, with the detection of 22 more cases till Monday, according to GISAID, a global initiative on sharing all influenza data.

On December 9 last year, Bangladesh again logged zero Covid-related death after nearly three weeks as the pandemic was apparently showing signs of easing.

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

Bangladesh reported the highest number of daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 last year, while the highest daily caseload was 16,230 on July 28 in 2021.