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Global Covid cases top 423 million amid Omicron surge

The United States leads the world in coronavirus deaths and cases

Update : 20 Feb 2022, 04:07 PM

The overall number of Covid-19 cases has surged past 423 million as Omicron infections keep rising across the globe.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 423,029,606 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,880,651 till Sunday morning.

The US has recorded 78,457,081 cases so far and 934,951 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 42,802,505 on Saturday, as 22,270 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry's latest data.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh logged 13 more Covid-19 linked deaths with 2,150 fresh cases in 24 hours till Saturday morning amid a downtrend pattern in cases.

The daily positivity rate declined to 8.71% from Friday’s 9.31% after testing 24,698 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

On Friday, Bangladesh reported 24 Covid-19 related deaths with 2,584 fresh cases.

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,944 while the caseload to 19,31,304.

Among the new deceased, seven were men and six women.

Five of the deaths were reported in the Dhaka division while four in Chittagong, one each in Barisal, Rajshahi, Khulna and Rangpur divisions.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate remained static at 1.50%.

However, the recovery rate slightly rose to 90.37% with the recovery of 7,478 more patients during the 24-hour period.

On January 28, Bangladesh logged its earlier highest daily positivity rate at 33.37% reporting 15,440 cases and 20 deaths.

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