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Global Covid-19 cases reach 79.8 million

Over 79.8 million people have been infected globally with coronavirus while the deaths have surged to 1.7 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The total caseload reached 79,802, 494 while the death 1,749,995 as of Saturday.

The death toll in the US stood at 330,244 as of Saturday morning with 18,756,230 people have infected with the virus, according to the data.

Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll rose to 190,488 on Friday after 482 more patients died from the virus in the previous 24 hours.

Tests detected 22,967 more infections, raising the nationwide tally to 7,448,560, said the Ministry of Health.

Brazil has a COVID-19 mortality rate of 91 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, and its case rate stands at 3,544 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Besides, India’s death toll reached 147,092 while the total caseload reached 10,146,845 on Saturday.

Bangladesh situation

Bangladesh’s Covid-19 fatalities rose to 7,398 on Friday with 20 more deaths recorded in the past 24 hours amid apprehensions that winter could complicate the coronavirus situation.

The health authorities reported 1,163 new cases during the same period, taking the country’s caseload to 507,265 as the detection of new strains of Coronavirus in the United Kingdom and South Africa sparks worries.

Meanwhile, the death rate stood at 1.46 percent, the Directorate General of Health Services said.

So far, 448,803 patients – 88.87 percent – have recovered, including 2,113 in the past 24 hours.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8. The infection number reached the 5,00000-mark on December20.

The first death was reported on March 18 and the death toll exceeded 7,000 on December 12.

So far, 3,149,348 tests have been carried out, including 13,510 new ones. And the overall infection rate stood at 16.11 percent.

Bangladesh is seeing 2,978.54 infections, 2,635.26 recoveries, and 43.44 deaths per million.

Covid-19 vaccine for Bangladesh

Bangladesh will get Covid-19 vaccines for some 45 million people by May-June next year, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam said last week.

“We’ll get 30 million doses for 15 million people at the end of January or early February next year. Sixty million more doses for 30 million people will arrive by May-June,” he told reporters after the Cabinet meeting.

The Prime Minister has been warning of a second wave of Covid-19 infection and urging people to properly follow health guidelines.

She has ordered strict implementation of the ‘No Mask No Service’ policy, said the Cabinet Secretary.

Source: United News of Bangladesh