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Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January, registered 22,291,839 cases as of Friday, while its Covid death toll rose to 619,334.

India's Covid tally rose to 34,838,804 on Saturday with 16,764 new cases as per the health ministry data.

Besides, as many as 220 deaths due to the pandemic were reported since Friday morning took the total death toll to 481,080.

Meanwhile, the country's Omicron tally reached 1,270 on Friday and at least 374 have recovered, the health ministry said.

Covid situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh logged two Covid-linked deaths with 512 fresh infections in 24 hours till Friday morning.

With the detection of the fresh cases after testing 18,522 samples, the daily-case positivity rate increased to 2.74 per cent from Thursday’s 2.25 per cent during the period, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The fresh numbers reported on Friday took the country’s total fatalities to 28,072 while the caseload mounted to 1,585,539.

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

Besides, the recovery rate declined to 97.70 per cent with the recovery of 290 more patients during the 24-hour period.

Bangladesh reported daily Covid cases above 500 after two months. On October 13, 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 December 9, Bangladesh again logged zero Covid-related 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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