** Election robbery system is not election: Situation calls for immediate change of govt ** Uncontrolled rice price hike hits poor, fixed income people ** Tea garden workers go on strike for wage hike ** Apparel exporters oppose 35pc hike in ICD charges ** Europe’s heatwaves, droughts put focus on climate change risks ** Pharma industry needs to face post-LDC challenges ** Bangladesh reports zero Covid death, 144 new cases ** Bangladesh strongly rejects visible ‘politically motivated efforts’ ** FBI took top secret files from Mar-a-Lago ** Last survivor of Uttara scrap shop fire dies ** 6 held over bus robbery in N’ganj The bus used to work as transport in the day and robbed at night: RAB ** US, Indonesia, Australia hold drills amid China concerns ** Hubby ‘confesses’ to killing female doctor in a hotel ** Cox's Bazar, the world's longest sea beach is under threat of erosion due to abnormal rise in water level during tidal surge. ** People in Bangladesh are living in heaven: FM ** Low-lying areas of 15 coastal districts face flood risk ** Govt takes austerity measures to save more electricity ** BD reports two more Covid deaths, 218 cases ** Dhaka, Delhi agree to strengthen defence coop ** Where BPC's Tk 46,858cr profits went? Experts and stakeholders ask government ** Govt fixes different weekly holidays for industrial belts ** BNP stages massive demo protesting fuel price hike ** HC wants to know authenticity of Swiss ambassador's statement over govt's step seeking info from Swiss banks ** Cabinet directs energy division to explain fuel price hike ** Weak fiscal situation is main villain of our economy: Debapriya **

Global Covid cases top 553 million

02 July 2022
Global Covid cases top 553 million

File Photo

The overall number of Covid cases has now surpassed 553 million amid a rise in new infections in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 553,566,290 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,359,949 on Saturday morning.

The US has recorded 89,507,083 cases so far and 1,043,281 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.

The UK has recorded 22,741,065 cases so far and 180,417 people have died from the virus in the country, it said.

The number of new coronavirus cases across Britain has surged by more than 30% in the last week, new data showed Friday, with cases largely driven by the super infectious Omicron variants, reports AP.

Data released by Britain’s Office for National Statistics showed that more than three million people in the UK had Covid-19 last week, although there has not been an equivalent spike in hospitalisations. The number of Covid-19 deaths also fell slightly in the last week.

India reported 17,070 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, taking the total tally to 43,469,234, showed the data released by the federal health ministry on Friday.

A total of 502,150 tests were conducted across the country in 24 hours. Besides, 23 deaths due to the pandemic since Thursday morning took the total death toll to 525,139.

The number of active cases in the country rose to 107,189, a rise of 2,634 during the past 24 hours.

Add Rate