As Covid-19 cases keep rising, over 162 million people have so far been infected with the deadly virus around the world.
According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total caseload from the virus reached 162,203,982 while the death toll mounted to 3,365,081 as of this (May 16) morning.
Some 1,436,372, 607 doses of vaccines have been administered around the world till date, said JHU.
Covid-19 cases in the US, which remains the world’s worst-hit country, is approaching 33 million along with 585,704 fatalities.
India is holding the second position in terms of the number of cases. With shortage of oxygen and beds at hospitals, India has been experiencing a staggering situation for the past several weeks that has shaken the health system of the country.
India has logged 24,372,907 cases with 266,207 deaths.
Brazil on Saturday reported 2,087 more deaths from Covid-19, raising the national count to 434,715, the Ministry of Health said.
Meanwhile, 67,009 more infections were detected, raising the nationwide tally to 15,586,534.
Brazil has the world’s second highest COVID-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third largest caseload, following the United States and India.
SITUATION IN BANGLADESH
Covid-19 claimed 22 more lives in Bangladesh in 24 hours until Saturday morning which is the lowest daily deaths in nearly two months.
The country saw 26 Covid deaths on Friday and 31 on Thursday.
With the latest deaths logged today, the official Covid-related death count in the country reached 12,124.
However, the mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.55%, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The country witnessed a sharp drop in the number of new cases as the tests have declined dramatically.
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