File photo: Health workers are seen in protective gear in a locked part of Jordan’s residential area to contain a novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, in Hong Kong, China January 23, 2021 Reuters
As of Saturday, 6.5 million people, or more than 3% of the population, had received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, while 1.9 million people had received both doses
Confirmed cases of the coronavirus exceeded 114 million worldwide on Monday.
The total number of cases reached 114,051,765 and the number of deaths from the virus stood at 2,530,563, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
The United States, which remained the worst-affected country in the world, recorded 28,605,527 cases and 513,091 deaths as of Monday morning.
The United States receives a third vaccine to prevent Covid-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday authorized a Johnson & Johnson vaccine that only works with one dose instead of two, reports AP.
Health experts eagerly await a unique option to speed up vaccinations, as they race against a virus that has already killed more than 510,000 people in the United States and mutates in increasingly worrying ways.
Brazil reported 34,027 new Covid-19 cases and 721 related deaths on Sunday, bringing the national number of confirmed cases to 10,551,259 and the death toll to 254,942, the health ministry said.
Brazil is ranked second in the world after the United States in terms of the number of deaths from Covid-19 and third in terms of the number of confirmed cases, after the United States and India.
The country currently records an average of 121 deaths and 5,021 cases per 100,000 population, according to the ministry.
The second wave of the coronavirus caused the collapse of health systems in most regional capitals, forcing regional governments to tighten restrictions and social distancing measures.
As of Saturday, 6.5 million people, or more than 3% of the population, had received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, while 1.9 million people had received both doses.
The total number of cases in India reached 11,096,731 on Monday morning, while the death toll in the country reached 157,051.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, on Monday.
The Covaxin vaccine is manufactured by the company “Bharat Biotech”.
To date, nearly 15 million people have been covered by the national Covid-19 vaccination campaign, which began on January 16.
Meanwhile, India continues to record more than 15,000 daily cases of Covid-19.
Situation in Bangladesh
Bangladesh’s daily Covid-19 positivity rate fell below 3% after exceeding the bar for two days.
The daily Covid-19 infection rate was 3.30% on Saturday and 3.13% on Friday.
The country has recorded 385 other Covid-19 infections from 13,411 samples tested until Sunday morning, resulting in a daily positivity rate of 2.87%.
With the new infections, 546,216 people have now tested positive for the virus in the country since the start of the pandemic.
In addition, the country recorded eight new deaths linked to Covid-19, bringing the national total to 8,408. The death rate stood at 1.54%, the General Directorate of Health Services said.
The overall infection rate was 13.51%. However, 496,924 patients – 90.98% – have recovered so far.
Vaccination campaign against Covid-19 in Bangladesh
Bangladesh launched a nationwide coronavirus vaccination campaign on February 7.
As of Sunday, 3,110,525 people had received the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. The second dose should be taken between 8 and 12 weeks after the first.
The government provides the vaccine for free. He signed an agreement with the Indian Serum Institute for 30 million doses of vaccine.
The institute will provide five million doses each month between January and June.
People aged 40 and over can register for the vaccine at www.surokkha.gov.bd. The on-site registration system has been abandoned.