United Bangladesh News. Dhaka |

Published: 11:50, 25 July 2021

The global Covid-19 case number nears 194 million as the second wave of the pandemic continues to devastate countries around the world despite mass vaccination efforts.

The total number of cases and deaths is according to Johns Hopkins University as of Sunday morning 193,639,328 and 4,151,435 respectively.

The US, the hardest-hit country in the world in terms of cases and deaths, has so far reported 34,427,939 cases. Also, according to JHU data, 610,834 people have lost their lives in the U.S. to date.

Brazil recorded 1,108 more Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing its national death toll to 549,448, the Department of Health reported on Saturday .

In addition, an additional 38,091 new cases were reported in the same 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 19,670,534.

Brazil currently has the second highest pandemic death toll in the world after the United States and Third largest case number after the United States and India.

India’s Covid-19 number, the third most severely affected country, rose to 31,332,159 on Saturday as 39,097 new cases were registered across the country in the last 24 hours, showed the latest data from the Federal Ministry of Health.

Also, 546 deaths from the pandemic since Friday morning have increased the death toll to 420,016.

Although the country said on Friday recorded well under 200 deaths on three consecutive days, it came close to the gloomy landmark again when 195 people died of Covid-19 within 24 hours by Saturday morning.

Since the Delta variant of Covid spread quickly, the lay Deaths in the country at nearly 200 in the past two weeks. It reported the highest daily number of Covid-19 deaths – 231 – on July 19 and 13,768 infections on the 12th of the month.

According to a handout from the Directorate-General for Health services have had 1,153,344 infections and 19,046 coronavirus deaths here since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile, the daily test positive rate rose from 31.05 percent on Friday to 32.55 percent when the World Health Organization set a rate of 5 percent or less recommends.

The death rate rose to 1.65 percent after staying at 1.64 percent for a few days.

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