The overall number of Covid cases has now surged past 592 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.
According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 592,129,086 and the death toll reached 6,444,786 on Thursday morning.
The US has recorded 94,348,507 cases so far and 1,060,755 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.
India recorded 16,047 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours till Wednesday morning, taking the total tally to 44,190,697, according to data from the country's health ministry.
With the fresh cases, India's active caseload currently stands at 128,261. The country logged 54 more Covid-related deaths, bringing the overall toll to 526,826 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.
Covid in Bangladesh
Bangladesh recorded another Covid-linked death with 298 fresh cases in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.
With the latest numbers, the total fatalities reached 29,309 and the caseload 2,008,068, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The daily case positivity rate slightly rose to 5.09 percent from Tuesday’s 4.34 percent from as 3.888 samples were tested.
The latest deceased was a man from Dhaka division.
The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 percent. The recovery rate rose to 97.09 percent from Tuesday's 97.08 percent.
In July, Bangladesh reported 142 Covid-linked deaths and 31,422 cases, the highest death toll and cases in the last five months, as per DGHS.
Among the deceased, 57 were unvaccinated while seven received the first dose, 52 the second dose and 26 the third dose, according to the directorate.
Besides, 34,901 patients recovered from the disease during this period.
Bangladesh reported its first zero Covid death on November 20 last year since the pandemic broke out here in March 2020.
The country registered its highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year and daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 in the same year.