The Covid-19 situation is worsening around the world with each passing the day, despite mass vaccinations. In fact, the total global corona caseload is fast approaching 165 million.
The total cases and fatalities reached 164,610,815 and 3, 412,920, respectively, on Thursday morning, as per the latest data released by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
So far, some 1,535,026, 536 vaccine doses have been administered around the world, according to the university.
The Covid-19 cases in the US, the worst-hit country in the world, exceeded 33 million on Thursday. The total caseload and deaths in the country now stand at 32,026,131 and 587,858, respectively, as per JHU.
India has been experiencing a precarious situation of handling the Covid-19 situation as the country has registered 25,496,330 cases with 283,248 deaths to date.
Brazil has the world's second-highest Covid-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third-largest caseload, following the United States and India.
The country has logged 15,812,055 cases and 441,691 deaths, as of Thursday.
Situation in Bangladesh
Bangladesh on Wednesday reported 37 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours, taking the national count to 12,248. The mortality rate though remains static at 1.56%.
Besides, the country saw 1,608 new cases as 20,538 samples were tested during the 24-hour period, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
The infection rate rose to 7.83% from Tuesday’s 7.55%.
In the past 24 hours, not a single citizen in the country received the first dose of the vaccine. However, 64,377 people received the second dose during the period.
The administering of the first dose has remained suspended since April 26. Also, the country, the prime recipient of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, has suspended the registration for Covid-19 jabs due to an acute shortage of the same amid a delay in the timely arrival of shipments from India.
Bangladesh launched its vaccination drive on February 7 with Oxford-AstraZeneca doses acquired from India's Serum Institute.