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Global Covid cases near 241 million

  • Published at 11:40 am October 17th, 2021
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The United States still leads the world in Covid-19 cases and deaths

The overall number of global Covid-19 cases is approaching 241 million even with mass inoculations underway in several countries.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 240,378,292 while the death toll from the disease reached 4,894,371 on Sunday morning.

The US has recorded 44,916,322 cases to date and more than 724,153 people have died so far from the virus in the country, as per JHU data.

Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January, registered 21,638,726 cases as of Saturday, while its Covid-19 death toll has risen to 603,152.

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India's Covid-19 tally rose to 34,053,573 on Saturday, as 15,981 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, showed the Health Ministry's latest data.

Besides, 166 deaths due to the pandemic were recorded since Friday morning, taking the total death toll to 451,980.

Situation in Bangladesh

Covid-19 in Bangladesh claimed six more lives and infected another 293 people in the 24 hours till 8am on Saturday.

The daily case positivity rate dropped to 1.88%, declining slightly from Friday’s 2.09%.

This is the lowest number of cases logged in the country since May 15, when 261 people contracted the virus in one day.

On October 14, Bangladesh logged seven Covid-19-related deaths.

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With the fresh numbers, Covid-19 fatalities reached 27,752 on Saturday while the caseload climbed to 1,565,174, according to the Directorate General of the Health Services (DGHS).

Of the latest deceased, four were men and two were women.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77%.

Besides, the recovery rate increased slightly to 97.58%, with 442 more patients recovering during the period.

So far, 1,527,333 people have recovered from the deadly infection, the DGHS added.

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