The global Covid-19 caseload is fast approaching 223 million, with the world still struggling to contain the second wave of the pandemic.
The total caseload and fatalities from the virus stand at 222,476,971 and 4,594, 805 respectively, as of Thursday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
So far, 5,563,333,291 Covid vaccine doses have been administered across the globe.
The US has logged 40,451,429 cases and 652,647 deaths to date, according to the JHU data.
Brazil currently has the world's second-highest pandemic death toll after the United States and the third-largest caseload after the United States and India.
The country has recorded 20,928,008 cases with 584,421 fatalities so far, according to the health ministry.
India's Covid-19 tally rose to 33,096,718 on Wednesday, as 37,875 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, according to the federal health ministry's latest data.
Besides, as many as 369 deaths due to the pandemic since Tuesday morning took the total death toll to 441,411.
Situation in Bangladesh
Bangladesh logged 52 Covid-19 deaths and 2,497 cases in 24 hours till Wednesday morning, showing a decline in single-day fatalities and cases as compared to Tuesday's figures.
The country reported 56 Covid-related deaths and 2,639 cases on Monday, a very hopeful sign that the pandemic may be easing in Bangladesh.
The daily case positivity rate also fell slightly to 9.07% from Tuesday’s 9.69%, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The fresh numbers pushed the country’s total fatalities to 26,736 while the cases reached 15,22,302, the DGHS said.
The new cases were detected after testing 27,528 samples during the 24-hour period.
Besides, the recovery rate rose to 96.21%, while the case fatality remained unchanged at 1.76 percent as compared to the corresponding period.
The country last saw 54 coronavirus-related deaths on June 18 and the upswing in the fatalities reached its peak on August 5 and 10 when 264 deaths were recorded.
However, the situation was much more catastrophic than June and in the latter part of August as the country experienced a surge in Covid caseloads and deaths during that time.
Between May and June this year, there was a 273% rise in monthly caseloads and 162% in fatalities. In July, there was a 150% increase in caseloads and a 170% rise in deaths compared to the previous month, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).