The global Covid-19 caseload is fast approaching another grim milestone of 225 million, with the world still struggling to contain the deadly virus due to emergence of new variants.
The total caseload and fatalities from the virus stand at 224,625,126 and 4,630,376, respectively, as of Monday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
So far, 5,678,108,509 Covid vaccine doses have been administered across the globe.
The US has logged 40,955,201 cases and 659,970 deaths to date, according to 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 20,999,779 cases with 586,851 fatalities so far, according to its health ministry.
India's COVID-19 tally rose to 33,236,921 on Sunday, as 28,591 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry's latest data.
Besides, as many as 338 deaths were recorded since Saturday morning, taking the death toll to 442,655.
Situation in Bangladesh
Bangladesh logged 51 more Covid-19 deaths and 1,871 cases in 24 hours till Sunday morning, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The country reported 38 Covid-related deaths and 2,325 cases on Friday, indicating a significant drop in daily cases but a slight increase in fatalities, DGHS said.
The daily case positivity rate increased a bit to 7.46% from 7.03 % on Saturday suggesting that the pandemic is easing in Bangladesh.
The fresh numbers pushed the country’s total fatalities to 26,931 while the cases reached 15,30,413, the DGHS said.
The new cases were detected after testing 25,074 samples during the 24-hour period.
Besides, the recovery rate rose to 96.63 per cent while the case fatality remained unchanged at 1.76 per cent compared to the corresponding period.