The overall number of Covid cases has now surpassed 557 million amid a rise in new infections in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 557,522,144 and the death toll from the virus reached 6,366,784 Thursday morning.
The US has recorded 89,930,463 cases so far and 1,044,557 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.
India reported as many as 16,159 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, taking the total tally to 43,547,809, as per the data released by the federal health ministry Wednesday.
A total of 454,465 Covid-19 tests were conducted across the country in 24 hours, added the ministry.
Besides, 28 deaths due to the pandemic were reported since Tuesday morning, taking the total toll to 525,270.
Covid in Bangladesh
Bangladesh registered four more Covid-linked deaths with 1,728 cases in 24 hours till Wednesday morning amid a rapid surge in new infections.
The fresh numbers took the country's total caseload to 1,984,700 and fatalities to 29,185, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The daily case positivity rate rose to 16.89 per cent from Tuesday’s 16.74 per cent as 10, 175 samples were tested during the period, said the DGHS.
The country last reported 13 Covid-linked deaths with 368 cases on March 5 this year.
The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.47 per cent. The recovery rate declined to 96.23 per cent from Tuesday’s 96.28 per cent as 526 patients recovered during this period.
In June, the country reported 18 Covid-linked deaths and 20,201 new cases, according to the DGHS.
The country reported its first zero Covid death in a single day on November 20 last year, along with 178 cases, since the pandemic broke out here in March 2020.