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Global Covid cases surpass 425 million amid Omicron surge

Death toll from the virus reached 5.89 million on Tuesday

Update : 22 Feb 2022, 01:24 PM

The overall number of Covid-19 cases is now rapidly approaching 425 million as Omicron infections keep rising across the globe.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 425,800,257 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,889,937 on Tuesday morning.

The US has recorded 78,527,776 cases so far and 935,970 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 42,850,066 on Tuesday, as 11,542 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry's latest data.

Besides, 230 fatalities due to the pandemic since Monday morning took the total death toll to 512,371.

Meanwhile, Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January last year, registered 28,250,591 cases as of Monday, while its Covid-19 death toll rose to 644,695.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh logged nine more Covid-19 linked deaths with 1,951 fresh cases in 24 hours till Monday morning, showing a downtrend in the cases.

The daily positivity rate further declined to 6.94% from Sunday’s 7.82% after testing 28,318 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

On Sunday, Bangladesh reported 21 more Covid-19 linked deaths with 1,987 fresh cases.

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,974 and the caseload to 19,35,242.

Among the new deceased, five were men and four women. Three of the deaths were reported in Dhaka division while six were in the Chittagong division.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate remained static at 1.50%.

However, the recovery rate slightly rose to 91.11% with the recovery of 8,674 more patients during the 24-hour period.

Of the 146 deaths recorded from February 14 to February 20, some 37.7% received Covid vaccines while 62.3% did not, the DGHS said.

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