The overall number of global Covid cases has now surged past 233 million, even with mass inoculations underway in several countries.
According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 233,225,368 while the death tally from the virus reached 4,773,701 on Thursday morning.
The US has recorded 43,351,460 cases to date and more than 695,092 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 21,399,546 cases as of Wednesday. Brazil's Covid-19 death toll has risen to 596,122.
Besides, India's Covid-19 tally rose to 33,716,451 on Wednesday, as 18,870 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry's data.
Besides, as many as 378 deaths due to the pandemic since Tuesday morning took the total death toll to 447,751.
Situation in Bangladesh
Covid-19 in Bangladesh claimed 17 more lives and infected 1,178 others in 24 hours till Wednesday morning, showing a slight decline in the number of fatalities and cases compared to that of the previous day.
On Tuesday, the country logged 31 Covid deaths and 1,310 cases.
The fresh cases were detected after testing 28,599 samples.
The daily case positivity rate declined to 4.12 percent from Tuesday’s 4.49, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With this, the daily case positivity rate of Covid-19 in the country remained below 5 percent for the eighth consecutive day.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), if the daily-case positivity rate remains at 5 percent or below for 14 days, it is considered safe for mass unlocking.
The fresh numbers took the total fatalities to 27,487 while the caseload mounted to 15,55,051, according to the DGHS.
However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77 percent. The recovery rate slightly declined to 97.42 percent, with the recovery of 1,086 more patients during the period.
So far, 15,14,962 people have recovered from the deadly virus infections, the DGHS said.