India reported 264,202 new Covid-19 cases Friday, as the tally rose to 36,582,129 in 24 hours, as per the federal health ministry's latest data.

Besides, 315 fatalities due to the pandemic since Thursday morning took the total death toll to 485,350.

Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since last January, registered 22,933,289 cases as of Friday while its Covid death toll rose to 621,063.

Bangladesh reported six more Covid-19 linked deaths and 4,378 more cases of infections in 24 hours till Friday morning, as the deadly infections kept escalating in the country, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

With the fresh cases reported after testing 30,366 samples, the daily positivity rate surged to 14.66 per cent from Thursday's 12.03 per cent during the 24-hour period, the directorate said.

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