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Health - February 12, 2022

Covid cases top 408m globally

Industry Desk: The overall number of Covid-19 cases has surpassed 408 million, with the Omicron variant’s rapid spread across the globe.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the total case count mounted to 408,442,142 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,802,000 Saturday morning.
The United States has recorded 77,652,197 cases so far and 918,451 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.
India’s Covid-19 tally rose to 42,586,544 on Friday. So far, the country has reported 507,981deaths, according to Johns Hopkins data.
Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since last January, has registered 27,299,336 cases so far and 637,467people have died from the deadly virus in the country.
Bangladesh logged 27 more Covid-linked deaths with 5,268 fresh cases in 24 hours till Friday morning.
The daily positivity rate slightly declined to 15.46 percent from Thursday’s 16.95 per cent after testing 33,896 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.
The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,771 while the caseload mounted to 1,899,803.
Meanwhile, the mortality rate declined to 1.51 per cent.
However, the recovery rate slightly increased to 87.17 per cent with the recovery of 11,353 more patients during the 24-hour period.
On January 28, Bangladesh logged its earlier highest daily positivity rate at 33.37 per cent reporting 15,440 cases and 20 deaths.
On December 9 last year, Bangladesh again logged zero Covid-related death after nearly three weeks as the pandemic was apparently showing signs of easing.
The country reported its first zero Covid-related death in a single day on November 20 last year along with 178 infections since the pandemic broke out in Bangladesh in March 2020.
Besides, the country registered the highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year, while the highest number of daily fatalities was 264 on August 10 last year.

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