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Global deaths from Covid-19 crosses 1,108, 607

The global death toll from coronavirus hit 1,108,607 as of Sunday, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

Besides, the total caseload from Covid-19 surpassed 39.5 million as 39,589,400 more cases have been confirmed around the world, shows the JHU data.

Globally, 27,148,927 patients infected from the virus have recovered by the time.

The US continues to be the worst-affected country due to the virus with 8,102,142 cases and 219,157 fatalities, which are the highest number of single-country deaths in the world.

Besides, India’s total caseload reached 7,432,680 while the South Asian country has recorded 112,998 deaths as of Sunday morning. India has been the second worst-hit country by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The death toll from Covid-19 reached 153,675 in Brazil since the country has counted 5,224,362 cases, according to the JHU data.

Bangladesh coronavirus situation

Bangladesh on Saturday saw another spike in Covid-19 patients as health authorities confirmed the detection of 1,209 new cases across the country in 24 hours, taking the caseload to 3,87,295.

During the period, 23 more patients died from Covid-19, raising the death toll to 5,646.

Besides, 1,560 patients recovered from the disease, and the total recoveries from coronavirus have jumped to 3,02,298.

The fatality rate in Bangladesh is still 1.46 percent, a handout of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

Covid-19 vaccine

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said there are requests from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Qatar and Bhutan for clinical trials of Covid-19 vaccine.

Indian scientists and research teams are collaborating and strengthening research capacities in neighbouring countries –Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Bhutan, the Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Three vaccines are at the advanced stages of development in India and two of them are in Phase II and one is in Phase-III.

In an effort to help the global community, Modi directed that they should not limit their efforts to their immediate neighbourhood but also reach out to the entire world in providing vaccines, medicines and IT platforms for the vaccine delivery system.

Bangladesh vaccine goes into WHO list

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has included three vaccines of coronavirus prepared by the Globe Biotech Limited of Bangladesh in its vaccine candidate list.

The three vaccines are- D614G variant mRNA vaccine, DNA Plasmid vaccine and Adenovirus Type-5 Vector vaccine.

Globe Biotech is the only medicine company who received the approval for its three vaccines, said a press release of Globe Biotech Limited.

The other details will be available on the website of Globe Biotech.

The landscape documents (vaccine candidate list) have been prepared by the WHO for information purposes only concerning the 2019-2020 global of the novel coronavirus.

The inclusion of any particular product or entity in any of these landscape documents does not constitute, and shall not be deemed or construed as, any approval or endorsement by WHO of such product or entity (or any of its businesses or activities).

WHO will verify the accuracy of the information presented in these landscape documents.

Source: United News of Bangladesh