The United States reported the most cases and deaths around the world, which stood at 18,943,541 and 331,754, respectively. India recorded 10,169,118 cases, ranking second in the world. Brazil followed India with 7,465,806 cases and the world's second largest death toll of 190,795.
Countries with more than 2 million cases also include Russia, France, Britain, Turkey and Italy, while other countries with over 50,000 deaths include India, Mexico, Italy, Britain, France, Iran and Russia, according to the CSSE tally.
Global cases hit 50 million on Nov 8, topped 60 million on Nov 25 and surpassed 70 million on Dec 11. It took 17 days for the global caseload to jump from 50 million to 60 million, 16 days from 60 million to 70 million and only 15 days from 70 million to 80 million.
Last week, the government announced that the country would get COVID-19 vaccines for some 45 million people by May-June next year.
Bangladesh will get 30 million doses for 15 million people at the end of January or early February next year. Another 60 million doses for 30 million people will arrive by May-June, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam told the media.