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Global Covid-19 deaths near 3.4 mln

Global Covid-19 deaths near 3.4 mln

The global death toll from Covid-19 is approaching 3.4 million, as the race for mass inoculations continues. More than 3,399,194 people have died so far from the virus, while 163,952,478 cases have been reported worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Some 1,507,598,872 vaccine doses have been administered till this morning, according to the JHU.

The United States has recorded 587,198 deaths since the pandemic began. Over 32,996,675 people have been found infected with the virus, according to JHU figures.

India’s total virus cases since the pandemic began swept past 25 million yesterday. The country’s total caseload currently stands at 25,228,996, as per the data released by the government.

The numbers continue a trend of falling cases after infections dipped below 300,000 for the first time in weeks on Monday. Active cases in the country also decreased by more than 165,000 yesterday – the biggest dip in weeks, reports news agency.

But deaths have continued to rise and hospitals are still swamped with patients. India has registered 278,719 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

Brazil yesterday reported 2,513 more deaths from Covid-19, raising the national count to 439,050, the Ministry of Health said. The ministry said that 75,445 more infections were detected, raising the nationwide tally to 15,732,836. According to the ministry, Brazil now has a death rate of 208.9 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh yesterday registered 30 more covid-related deaths in 24 hours, pushing up the total fatalities to 12,211. Besides, 1,272 new cases were detected during the period after testing 16,855 samples, the Directorate General of Health Services said in its daily statement.

The daily infection rate rose to 7.55 percent yesterday from Monday’s 6.75 percent.

With the new cases, the total caseload reached 7,82,129 while the total number of recoveries stood at 7,24,209, including 1,115 in the past 24 hours.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning, 92.59 percent recovered, while 1.56 percent died.

Bangladesh recorded the highest number of Covid-19 fatality on Apr 19 this year when the virus killed 112 people in a day.

The country recorded 7,626 Covid-19 cases on Apr 7 this year, the highest daily spike since the outbreak of the pandemic, the DGHS statistics added.