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Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January, registered 22,281,649 cases as of Thursday, while its Covid death toll rose to 619,248.

India’s Covid-19 tally rose to 34,822,040 on Friday with 13,154 new cases as per the health ministry data.

Besides, as many as 268 deaths due to the pandemic were reported since Thursday morning took the total death toll to 480,860

Meanwhile, the country’s Omicron tally has reached 961 and at least 320 have recovered, the health ministry said.

Covid situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh logged seven Covid deaths with 509 fresh infections in 24 hours till Thursday morning.

With the detection of the fresh cases after testing 22, 668 samples, the daily-case positivity rate slightly declined to 2.25 per cent from Wednesday’s 2.37 per cent during the period, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The fresh numbers reported on Thursday took the country’s total fatalities to 28,070 while the caseload mounted to 1,585,027.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77 per cent during the period.

Besides, the recovery rate remained static at 97.72 per cent with the recovery of 395 more patients during the 24-hour period.

Bangladesh reported daily covid cases above 500 after two months. On 13 October, the country logged 518 new Covid cases with 17 deaths.

Meanwhile, three more Covid cases of the Omicron variant have been detected in Bangladesh, raising the total tally to seven, according to GISAID, a global initiative on sharing all influenza data, shared the results on Wednesday.

On 9 December, 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 death in a single day on 20 November along with 178 infections since the pandemic broke out in Bangladesh in March 2020.

Bangladesh reported the highest number of daily fatalities of 264 on 5 August this year, while the highest daily caseload was 16,230 on 28 July this year.

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