POST TIME: 21 January, 2021 12:21:17 PM
Covid-19 infects over 96.8 million people globally
UNB, Dhaka

Covid-19 infects over 96.8 million people globally

The confirmed Covid-19 cases globally surpassed 96.8 million with over 2.07 million deaths till Thursday morning, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The US remained the worst-hit country, with 406,001 deaths and 24,432,829 cases.

In late 2020, the coronavirus pandemic entered its deadliest phase yet in the United States, according to an Associated Press (AP) report.

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 400,000 and the nation’s largest vaccination campaign in history encounters confusion and delays.

The U.S. is averaging about 201,000 new cases and about 3,000 deaths each day. The nation’s death toll since the start of the pandemic now stands at about 403,000.

Cities and states sought to scale up their vaccination operations, opening centers designed to inoculate thousands of people a day in a single location. Some of the sites offered drive-thru injections. In New York City, the centers were scheduled to be open around the clock, the AP report says.

The pandemic, which had been tamed in some places over the summer, came roaring back in the final months of last year.

In Brazil , death toll from Covid-19 stood at 212,831 with  8,638, 249 cases as of Thursday.

India’s total caseload reached 10,595,660 while the death toll surpassed 152,718 until Thursday.