The confirmed Covid-19 cases globally surpassed 96.8 million with over 2.07 million deaths till morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU) data.
The US remained the worst-hit country, with 406,001 deaths and 24,432,829 cases.
In late 2020, the coronavirus pandemic entered its deadliest phase yet in the US, AP reported. The death toll from coronavirus surpassed 400,000 as the nation launched the largest vaccination campaign in its history.
In Brazil, the death toll from Covid-19 stood at 212,831 with a total 8,638,249 cases as of Thursday.
Meanwhile, India’s caseload reached 10,595,660 while the death toll surpassed 152,718 until Thursday.
Two million doses of Covid-19 vaccine gifted by India reached Dhaka on Thursday.
A chartered flight of Air India carrying the vaccine landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 11:21am.
Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami handed over the vaccine to Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Health Minister Zahid Maleque at a ceremony at state guesthouse Padma in the afternoon.
Foreign Minister Momen said that the arrival of two million doses of Oxford vaccine from India is sign of strong relations and goodwill between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.
Thirty million doses of vaccine are scheduled to arrive between January and June (five million a month) as per the agreement the government signed with Serum Institute Of India Pvt Ltd.