The US has recorded 60,072,321 cases so far and 837,594 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 60 million on Sunday.

Britain reported another 141,472 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 14,475,192, according to official figures released Sunday.

The country reported a further 97 coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain to 150,154.

India’s COVID-19 tally rose to 35,528,004 on Sunday as a steep rise of 159,632 new daily cases were registered, showed the federal health ministry’s latest data.

This is the third consecutive day when more than 100,000 daily cases were registered in the country.

Besides, 327 pandemic-related deaths since Saturday morning took India’s total death toll to 483,790.

Meanwhile, India’s Omicron tally has reached 3,623, out of which Maharashtra and Delhi have reported 1,009 and 513 cases, respectively. Till now 1,409 patients have been discharged after recovery, as per the federal Health Ministry’s data.

Situation in Bangladesh

The Covid-19 situation keeps worsening in Bangladesh with health authorities logging three more deaths and 1,491 new infections in 24 hours till Sunday morning.

With the detection of fresh cases after testing 21,980 samples, the daily-case positivity rate jumped to 6.78 per cent from Saturday’s 5.79 per cent during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The country last recorded 1,562 cases on 21 September, last year with a death toll of 26.

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,102 while the caseload mounted to 1,593,700.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.76 per cent during the period.

Meanwhile, the recovery rate further declined to 97.31 per cent with the recovery of 217 more patients during the 24-hour period.

Bangladesh is currently seeing a surge of Covid-19 cases as health authorities logged 8,161 infections in the last nine days since 1 January.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s total tally of Omicron cases reached 21 with detection of 11 cases on Friday, according to GISAID, a global initiative on sharing all influenza data.

On 9 December last year, Bangladesh again logged zero Covid death after nearly three weeks as the pandemic was apparently showing signs of easing.

The country reported this year’s first zero Covid-related death in a single day on 20 November last year along with 178 infections since the pandemic broke out in Bangladesh in March 2020.

Bangladesh logged the highest number of daily fatalities of 264 on 10 August last year, while the highest daily caseload was 16,230 on 28 July last year.

Meanwhile, the positive cases of Coronavirus have increased by 115 per cent in Bangladesh over the last one week compared to the previous week, says the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

“As many as 6,300 new Covid cases have been reported in one week which is 3,376 more than the previous week,” said DGHS Director Nazmul Islam in the regular DGHS briefing on Sunday.

During the period, he said, 23 Covid patients have died, which is 15 per cent higher than the previous week.

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