The overall number of global Covid cases has surged past 610 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world, reports UNB.

According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 610,273,279 while the death toll reached 6,503,755 on Monday morning.

The US has recorded 96,626,337 cases so far and 1,072,946 people have died from the virus in the country, both highest counts around the world.

India's daily COVID-19 caseload Sunday decreased to 6,809, taking the total tally to 44,456,535 in the country, according to federal health ministry data released on Sunday morning.

The country also logged 26 related deaths during the past 24 hours, pushing the overall death toll to 527,991 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.

Covid in Bangladesh

Bangladesh reported one more Covid-linked death and 230 cases in the 24 hours to Sunday morning.

With the new numbers, the country's total fatalities rose to 29,328 and caseload to 2,012,761, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily case test positivity rate fell to 4.93 per cent from Saturday's 6.51 per cent as 4,669 samples were tested.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 per cent and the recovery at 97.24 per cent.