The overall number of global Covid cases has crossed 623 million.

According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 623,221,355 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,549,891 on Sunday morning.

The US has recorded 98,248,623 cases so far and 1,084,891 people have died from the virus in the country, both highest counts around the world.

According to the Indian health ministry data released on Saturday morning, 3,805 new cases of COVID-19 were reported during the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 44,591,112 in the country.

The cases reported on Saturday mark a decrease in comparison to 3,947 cases on Friday.

The country also logged 26 COVID-19-related deaths during the past 24 hours, pushing the overall death toll to 528,655 since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020, the ministry said.

Covid in Bangladesh

Bangladesh reported five more Covid-linked deaths with 480 fresh cases in 24 hours till Saturday morning.

With the new numbers, the country's total fatalities rose to 29,368 while the total caseload to 2,025,677, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily case test positivity rate rose to 15.28 per cent from Friday's 14.66 per cent as 3,141 samples were tested.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.45 per cent and the recovery rate at 97.04 per cent respectively.

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