The Covid situation is worsening around the world with each passing day. In fact, the overall number of corona cases has now surpassed 128 million.
Whilr the total case count reached 128,144,389, the death toll from the virus mounted to 2,802,066 on Wednesday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The US, which remains the worst hit country both in terms of cases and deaths, has so far recorded 30,393,028 cases and 550,955 deaths, as per the university data.
Brazil on Tuesday registered the highest daily count of 3,780 Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, the country's ministry of health said.
The latest figure has raised the nationwide death toll to 317,646 since Brazil's first case was detected on February 26, 2020.
In addition, 84,494 new cases have been recorded, bringing the national count to 12,658,109.
Brazil is currently one of the countries hardest hit by Covid-19 worldwide in terms of both deaths and infections, second only to the United States.
Currently, the country is seeing 6,023 cases with 151 deaths per 100,000 citizens.
India has registered 12,095,855 cases as of Wednesday morning, with 162,114 deaths, as per the official data.
Situation in Bangladesh
Coronavirus fatalities in Bangladesh rose to 8994 on Tuesday after health authorities recorded 45 more deaths in the past 24 hours till Tuesday morning.
Besides, 5,042 more people were diagnosed with coronavirus, pushing up the total caseload to 6,05,937, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in a handout.
The cases were reported after testing of 26,620 samples, the handout said.
It said the infection rate jumped to 18.94 percent on Tuesday from 18.38 percent on Monday. However, the mortality rate slipped slightly to 1.48 percent.
During the 24-hour period, 2,162 coronavirus patients recovered, taking the total number of recovered patients to 54,0180.
Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8, 2020, and the first death on March 18 the same year.
In the wake of a fresh surge in the Covid-19 infections, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Monday issued an 18-point directive in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus in Bangladesh.
"The Health Ministry has also proposed partial lockdowns for some places with higher coronavirus transmission rates," Health Minister Zahid Maleque said Monday.
Partial lockdown, closure of amusement centres, picnic spots, religious gatherings, limiting wedding ceremonies, strengthening quarantine system, limiting passengers in public transport, and limiting attendance in offices are some of the recommendations.
The ministry has also proposed ensuring a 'no mask, no service' policy, increasing the number of mobile courts and imposing fines on health guideline violators.
Bangladesh on Monday recorded its highest-ever single day infection (5,181) since the first cases were reported on March 8 last year.