Believe it or not, the overall number of global Covid cases is fast approaching 231 million.
According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 230, 542,888 while the death tally from the virus reached 4,727 ,498 on Friday morning.
The US has recorded 42, 667, 412 cases to date and more than 684,286 people have died so far from the virus in the country, as per the university data.
Brazil, which has been experiencing new wave of cases since January, registered 21,308,178 cases. Brazil's Covid-19 death toll has also risen to 593,018.
India's Covid-19 tally rose to 33,593, 492 on Thursday, as 31,458 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry's data.
Besides, as many as 319 deaths due to the pandemic since Thursday morning took the total death toll to 446,399.
Situation in Bangladesh
Covid-19 claimed 24 more lives and infected 1,144 others in Bangladesh in 24 hours till Thursday morning.
This is the lowest death toll in the country since May 15 when the country saw 22 single-day fatalities.
The latest cases were detected after testing 24,820 samples, showing a slight fall in the daily case positivity rate from Wednesday’s 4.79 percent to 4.61 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
According to DGHS, the fresh numbers of deaths and cases took the country’s total Covid-19 fatalities to 27,337 while the caseload mounted to 15,48,320. However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77 percent.
The recovery rate increased slightly to 97.38 percent, with the recovery of 1,653 patients during the period. So far, 15,07,789 people have recovered from the deadly virus infections, the directorate added.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that the daily case positivity rate should remain at 5% or below for 14 days before mass unlocking.
However, Bangladesh eased its lockdown restrictions on August 11, even though public health experts had warned of Delta variant spread.
On September 12, after nearly 18 months, primary, secondary and higher secondary schools in Bangladesh reopened with some Covid-safety protocols in place.