The overall number of global Covid cases is fast approaching 617 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.
According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 616,537,103 while the death toll reached 6,529,144 on Saturday morning.
The US has recorded 97,481,146 cases so far and 1,078,457 people have died from the virus in the country, both highest counts around the world.
India's daily Covid-19 caseload Friday decreased to 6,298, according to the federal health ministry data.
It marked a decrease in comparison to the daily caseload of 6,422 on Thursday.
With the new cases, India's active caseload currently stands at 46,748, while the total tally is 44,522,777 in the country.
The country also logged 23 related deaths during the past 24 hours, taking the overall deaths to 528,273 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.
Covid in Bangladesh
Bangladesh reported two more Covid-linked deaths and 363 new cases in 24 hours till Friday morning.
With the new numbers, the country's total fatalities rose to 29,339 and the caseload to 2,016,946, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The daily case test positivity rate rose to 10.87% from Thursday’s 8.91% as 3,340 samples were tested.
The mortality rate and the recovery rate remained unchanged at 1.45% and 97.18%, respectively