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Global Covid-19 cases top 95 million mark

UNB, Dhaka
Global Covid-19 cases top 95 million mark

Amid the rise in Covid-19 infections across the globe, over 95 million people have been infected with the virus until Monday, according to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The total case count reached 95,003,533 with 2,029,938 deaths as of today.

JHU data also show that the virus is surging in many regions and areas of 191 countries.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 23,928,643 as of Monday while the death toll climbed to 397,532.

Amid the mass vaccination programme, the US has registered 22,385,975 cases with 374,072 fatalities as of Monday morning.

Brazil, which remain the second worst-hit country in number of deaths,  has so far registered almost 8.5 million COVID-19 cases, and nearly 209,847 deaths.

Brazil will begin mass vaccination against COVID-19 starting Wednesday, its health ministry announced Sunday.

The Brazilian government will begin to distribute vaccines throughout the country starting early Monday morning, Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello told a press conference.

The decision came after Brazil's Health Regulatory Agency unanimously approved on Sunday the emergency use of the CoronaVac vaccine, from the Chinese laboratory Sinovac, as well as the AstraZeneca-University of Oxford vaccine.

India, the second worst hit country in number of cases recorded 10,557,985 cases and the death toll rose to 152,274.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is seeing a sharp decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases over the past week.

The health authorities announced the detection of 569 new cases in 24 hours until Sunday morning.

During this time, 23 more coronavirus deaths were recorded, pushing up the country’s death tally to 7,906. The mortality rate now stands at 1.5 percent, according to a handout from the Directorate General of Health Services.

With the new cases, the caseload now stands at 527,632. So far, 472,437 of the patients (89.5 percent) have recovered including 681 in the past 24 hours.

The country recorded a daily infection rate of 4.90 percent on January 14, 8.29 percent on January 10, 7.52 percent on January 4, and 8.18 percent on January 1.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.

BK

 

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