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India's Covid-19 tally rose to 38,903,731 Saturday as 337,704 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry data.

Friday was the second consecutive day when over 300,000 daily cases were registered in more than eight months.

Besides, 488 deaths due to the pandemic since Friday morning took the total death toll to 488,884.

Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since last January, registered 23,931,609 cases as of Saturday, while its Covid death toll rose to 623,191

Covid situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh logged 17 more Covid deaths with 9,614 fresh cases in 24 hours till Saturday morning with a slight decline in the infection rate.

The daily positivity rate declined to 28.02 per cent from Friday’s 28.49 per cent after testing 34,311 samples, according to the Directorate general of health Services (DGHS).

The country last logged 17 deaths on 13 October last with 513 cases.

Bangladesh reported 1,434 fresh cases with 12 deaths on Friday.

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,209 while the caseload mounted to 1,674,230 on Saturday.

Among the new deceased, 11 were men and six women.

Eleven cases were reported in Dhaka division while two each in Chattogram, Khulna, one each in Barishal and Mymensingh divisions.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate further declined to 1.68 per cent.

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