Dhaka, Nov. 20 -- The overall number of Covid cases has surged past 256 million amid the global race to vaccinate masses against the infectious disease.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 256,617,432 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,139,946 Saturday morning.

The US has recorded 47,658, 708 cases to date and more than 770,671 people have died so far from the virus in the country, as per the university data.

Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January, registered 22,003,317 cases as of Friday, while its Covid death toll rose to 612,370, reports UNB.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 34,489,623 on Friday, as 11,106 new cases were registered during the past 24 h...