In this Jan. 22, 2021, file photo, vehicles snake through a line beside a farm field in Poplar Bluff, Mo., for the state's first mass COVID-19 vaccination event. Despite the clamor to speed up the U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19, the first three months of the rollout suggest faster is not necessarily better. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
Despite rapid vaccine rollout in different countries, more than 123 million people have been infected with Covid-19 on Monday, according to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
The total caseload reached 123,145,452 while the death toll from the virus climbed to 2,714,938 as of Monday morning.
The US has recorded 29,818,157 cases with 542,356 fatalities. The US still remains the world's worst-hit country, both in terms of cases and deaths. The US death toll crossed the grim milestone of 500,000 on February 22.
Brazil reported more than 294,000 deaths from the Covid-19, with 1,290 deaths registered in a day.
Brazil has recorded a total of 294,042 deaths and 11,998,233 confirmed cases as of Sunday, with 47,774 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.
India’s total caseload reached 11,599,130 till Monday morning while the death toll from the virus mounted to 159,755.
Situation in Bangladesh
Amid a worrying surge in Covid-19 infections, Bangladesh recorded 22 more deaths and 2,172 new cases in the last 24 hours until Sunday morning.
The infection rate rose to 10.29 percent which was 09.39 percent a day earlier.
Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8, 2020 and the first death on March 18 the same year. Health authorities have so far tested 4,409,119 samples, including 21,108 in the past 24 hours.
Amid spike in infections, the government has taken a tougher stance to fight Covid-19 transmission. The Health Ministry sent letters to districts, directing the officials concerned to impose fines on people flouting Covid protocols.