Overall number of Covid-19 cases surpasses 555 million

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Published: 7/5/2022 4:20:26 AM

The overall number of Covid-19 cases has now surpassed 555 million amid a rise in new infections in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 555,233,865 and the death toll from the virus reached 6,362,437 Tuesday morning.

The US has recorded 89,567,321 cases so far and 1,043,372 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.

With 14,224 new cases in 24 hours, India recorded 43,532,788 new Covid-19 cases, data released by the country's federal health ministry showed on Sunday.

Besides, 31 deaths due to Covid since Saturday morning took the total death toll to 525,223.

Covid in Bangladesh

Bangladesh registered 12 more Covid-19 linked deaths with 2,285 cases in 24 hours till Monday morning amid a rapid surge in new infections.

The fresh numbers took the country's total caseload to 1,980,974 and fatalities to 29,174, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The country last reported 13 Covid-19 linked deaths with 368 cases on March 5 this year.

The daily case positivity rate rose to 16.51% from Sunday’s 15.53% as 13,842 samples were tested during the period, said the DGHS.

Of the deceased, nine were men and three were women. Of them, nine were from Dhaka and one each from Chittagong, Khulna and Mymensingh divisions.

Of the 22 deaths reported from June 27 to July 3, some 72.7% received vaccine doses against Covid-19.

On Sunday, the country recorded two Covid-19 linked deaths with 1,902 new cases.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.47%. The recovery rate declined to 96.36% from Sunday’s 96.44% as 482 patients recovered during this period.

Dhaka Tribune

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