The overall number of Covid cases is fast approaching 265 million amid the emergence of the new Omricron variant of Covid-19.
According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 264,834,612 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,242,078 Saturday morning.
The US has recorded 48,988,223 cases to date and more than 787,678 people have died so far from the virus in the country, as per the university data.
Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January, registered 22,129,409 cases as of Friday, while its Covid death toll rose to 615,400.
India's Covid-19 tally rose to 34,615,757 on Friday, as 9,216 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry data.
Besides, as many as 391 deaths due to the pandemic since Thursday morning took the total death toll to 470,115.
Situation in Bangladesh
Bangladesh logged three more Covid-linked deaths and 243 fresh cases in 24 hours till Friday morning.
With the latest cases, the daily case positivity rate increased to 1.40 percent from Thursday’s 1.24 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With the fresh numbers, the total fatalities rose to 27,989 while the caseload mounted to 15,77,070.
However, the mortality rate declined to 1.77 percent.
The fresh cases were detected after testing 17,473 samples, amid the growing concern over the Omicron variant.
Besides, the recovery rate remained unchanged at 97.77 percent with the recovery of 225 more patients during the 24-hour period.
On November 20, Bangladesh logged this year’s first zero Covid-linked death with 178 cases.
Bangladesh reported the highest number of daily fatalities of 264 on August 5 this year, while the highest daily caseload was 16,230 on July 28 this year.
So far, 3,75,67,876 people have fully been vaccinated in the country, while 6,37,71,795 received the first dose as of Thursday, according to the directorate.
Among them, 5,90,19 students, aged from 12-17, have fully been vaccinated, while 8,74,213 students received the first dose so far.