The global Covid-19 caseload has now surpassed 188 million, with the world still struggling to contain the second wave of the pandemic.
The total caseload and fatalities from the virus stand at 188,284,090 and 4,057,061, respectively, as of Thursday morning, as per the latest data released by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
On the other hand, as many as 3,496,851,294 vaccine doses have been administered across the world.
The US has logged 33,946,217 cases and 608,104 fatalities to date, the highest death toll in the world, according to the university.
The US crossed the grim milestone of 30 million cases on March 25.
Brazil registered 1,556 more Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, raising its national fatality figure to 537,394, the health ministry said Wednesday.
As many as 57,736 new cases were detected during the period, taking the total caseload to 19,209,729, the ministry said.
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.
India has been experiencing a fall in daily Covid-19 deaths for the past couple of weeks.
The country's Covid-19 tally surpassed 30,946,074 on Wednesday, with 38,792 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, said the federal health ministry.
Besides, as many as 624 deaths were reported on Wednesday that took the overall fatality toll to 411,408.
Situation in Bangladesh
Still in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, Bangladesh lost 210 more lives to the deadly virus, while another 12,383 people contracted it in the past 24 hours till Wednesday morning.
The new numbers took the country’s death tally to 17,052 and the caseload to 10,59,538, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The fresh cases were detected after testing 42,490 samples during the period, bringing down the case positivity rate slightly to 29.14% from Tuesday’s 29.21%.
However, the case fatality rate remained unchanged at 1.61% during the 24-hour period.
The country saw a record number of 13,768 Covid cases on Monday and the highest-ever 230 deaths on Sunday.
So far, 897,412 people have recovered from the disease, taking the country’s recovery rate to 84.70%, which is on the decline compared to other indicators.