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Covid-19 in Bangladesh: Death toll exceeds 7500, new cases 1,181

Bangladesh saw the death of 30 more people from Covid-19 and 1,181 new infections in the last 24 hours until Tuesday.

The number of deaths rose to 7,509 since the first cases were reported in the country on March 8.

With 1,181 new infections the country’s total caseload stood at 510,080, said the Directorate General of Health Services.

So far, 3,199,115 tests have been carried out. The overall infection rate stood at 15.98 % and the death rate at 1.47

However, 454,563 patients – 88.91% – have recovered up to now.

Bangladesh is seeing 3,002.01 infections, 2,669.09 recoveries and 44.09 deaths per million.

The country’s infection number reached the 5,00000-mark on December 20. The first death was reported on March 18 and the death toll exceeded 7,000 on December 12.

The government has been warning of a second wave of Covid-19 in winter and urging people to follow health safety measures. It has also adopted a “no mask, no service” policy.

Bangladesh will get Covid-19 vaccines for around 4.5 crore people by May-June next year, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam said recently.

“We will get 3 crore doses of vaccine for 1.5 crore people at the end of January or early February next year and 6 crore doses for 3 crore people by May-June.”

Global Covid-19 situation

More than 81 million people worldwide have been infected by COVID-19 in one year, according to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The caseload reached 81,260,603 with 1,774,130 fatalities on Tuesday morning.

The US, which remained the worst-hit country in the world, has reported 19,300,726 cases.

Coronavirus is blamed for more than 330,000 deaths in the US. This has been the deadliest month of the outbreak in the US yet, with about 65,000 deaths in December so far, according to the COVID Tracking Project. The nation has repeatedly recorded more than 3,000 dead per day over the past few weeks, reports AP.

Besides, a huge US study of another COVID-19 vaccine candidate got underway Monday as states continue to roll out scarce supplies of the first shots to a nation anxiously awaiting relief from the catastrophic outbreak.

Public health experts say more options in addition to the two vaccines now being dispensed — one made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, the other by Moderna — are critical to amassing enough shots for the country and the world.

Brazil registered 20,548 new COVID-19 cases in the past day, taking the national count to 7,504,833, the country’s health ministry said Monday.

The nationwide COVID-19 death toll rose to 191,570 after 431 more deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, said the ministry.

India has registered 10,207,871 COVID-19 cases so far while the death toll from the virus reached 147,901 as of Tuesday.

Source: United News of Bangladesh