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Global Covid cases near 505 million

United States leads world in coronavirus deaths and infections

Update : 19 Apr 2022, 12:57 PM

The overall number of Covid-19 cases is fast approaching 505 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 504,990,510 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,199,732 on Tuesday morning.

The US has recorded 80,686,315 cases so far and 988,898 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 43,045,421 on Monday as 1,141 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry's data.

Besides, 245 deaths due to the pandemic since Saturday morning took the death toll to 521,996.

Meanwhile, Shanghai authorities on Monday reported the first three Covid-19 linked deaths in the latest outbreak in China.

All three people who died were elderly, had underlying diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and had not been vaccinated against the coronavirus, city Health Commission Inspector Wu Ganyu told journalists, reported AP.

China on Monday said 23,362 people had tested positive for the virus over the previous 24 hours, most of them showing no symptoms and almost all of them in Shanghai.

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Covid-19 Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has logged two more Covid-19 linked deaths with 36 fresh cases in 24 hours till Monday morning.

The country logged one Covid-19 linked death with 44 cases on April 11.

As per the latest government data, the country’s total fatalities stood at 29,126 while the caseload mounted to 19,52,362 with the new numbers.

The daily positivity rate slightly dropped to 0.67% from Sunday’s 1.04% after testing 5,407 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Besides, the mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.49%.

The recovery rate rose to 96.87% with the recovery of 355 more patients during the 24-hour period.

In March, the country reported 85 Covid-19 linked deaths and 8,000 new cases while 66,639 patients recovered from the disease, according to DGHS.

Among the 85 deaths during the period, 44 were unvaccinated patients, 11 were vaccinated with the first dose of Covid-19 jab, 28 with the second dose, and two with the third dose.

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