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Global Covid fatalities top 4.8 million

  • Published at 06:02 am October 5th, 2021
Covid-19 - US - Brazil - Russia - Mexico - India - Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Grave diggers bury a man who, according to his son, died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as Senegal records more COVID-19 deaths, at the Christian Saint-Lazare Cemetery in Dakar, Senegal August 4, 2021. Reuters

So far, 395,582,948 vaccine doses have been administered across the globe

The global Covid-19 death toll has now surpassed 4.8 million even with mass inoculations underway in several countries.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total caseload and fatalities stand at 235,388,343 and 4,808,855, respectively, as of Tuesday morning.

So far, 395,582,948 vaccine doses have been administered across the globe, as per the university data. 

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The US has logged 43,852,255 cases and 703,278 deaths to date, according to the university data. The death toll in the United States is the highest in the world.

Brazil currently has the world's second-highest pandemic death toll after the US and the third-largest caseload after the United States and India.

Brazil has registered 21,478,546 cases so far. Its Covid-19 death toll has also risen to 598,152 as the country has been seeing a new wave of cases since January.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 33,834,702 on Monday, as 20,799 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, the health ministry data showed.

Besides, 180 deaths due to the pandemic were reported since Sunday morning, taking the total death toll to 448,997.

Situation in Bangladesh

Covid-19 claimed 18 more lives in Bangladesh, with 794 new cases being detected in 24 hours till Monday morning.

On Sunday, the country saw 18 Covid-related deaths and 617 cases.

The fresh cases were detected after testing 24,928 samples, which increased the daily case positivity rate to 3.19% from Sunday’s 2.90%, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), if the daily-case positivity rate remains at 5% or below for 14 days, it is considered safe for mass unlocking.

Also Read - Covid-19: Bangladesh records 18 more deaths, 794 new cases

The daily case positivity rate in Bangladesh reached its peak at 32.55% on July 24 this year.

The fresh numbers took the total fatalities to 27,591 while the caseload mounted to 15,58,758, said the DGHS.

However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77%. 

The recovery rate slightly increased to 97.49%, with the recovery of 834 more patients during the 24-hour period.

So far, 15,19,588 people have recovered from the deadly virus infections, the DGHS said.

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