The overall number of Covid cases is now nearing 571 million amid a rise in new infections in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe, UNB reports.

According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 570,835,424 and the death toll reached 6,395,522 Thursday morning.

The US has recorded 91,767,460 cases so far and 1,050,702 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.

India's daily Covid-19 caseload Wednesday again breached the 20,000 mark after remaining below it for the past two days, officials said.

Covid situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh registered one more Covid-linked death with 1,104 cases in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

With the latest figures, the country's total fatalities reached 29,250 and the caseload 1,999,395, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily case positivity rate increased to 12.20 per cent from Tuesday's 9.66 per cent as 9,055 samples were tested.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 per cent. The recovery rate rose to 96.52 per cent from Monday's 96.51 per cent as 1,242 patients recovered during this period.