Covid-19 cases now surges past 585 million amid a rise in new infections

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Published: 8/4/2022 4:53:55 AM

The overall number of Covid-19 cases has now surged past 585 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.

According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 585,143,027 and the death toll reached 6,426,600 on Thursday morning.

The US has recorded 93,593,214 cases so far and 1,057,239 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.

India reported 17,135 new cases of Covid-19 during the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 44,067,144 in the country, according to federal health ministry data released on Wednesday morning.

Wednesday’s new cases marked an increase after showing a declining trend in the new cases for two straight days.

With the reporting of fresh cases, India’s active caseload currently stands at 137,057.The country also logged 47 related deaths during the past 24 hours, pushing the overall death toll to 526,477 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.

Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh

Three more persons died from Covid-19 and 375 tested positive for the virus in Bangladesh in 24 hours till Wednesday.The country’s total fatalities and caseload reached 29,298 and 2,006,368, respectively, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily case positivity rate dropped to 6.53% from Tuesday’s 7.72% as 5,785 samples were tested.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46%. The recovery rate rose to 96.95% from Tuesday’s 96.92%.

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