Global Covid cases near 629 million
The overall number of global Covid-19 cases is gradually nearing 629 million. According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 628,901,495 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,568,139 on Friday morning. The US has recorded 98,779,943 cases so far, while 1,089,916 people have died from the virus in the country, both highest counts around the world. India's daily Covid-19 caseload on Thursday increased to 2,786, officials said. According to federal health ministry data released Thursday morning, 2,786 new cases of Covid were reported in 24 hours, taking the total tally to 44,621,319 in the country. The cases reported on Thursday marked an increase in comparison to the daily caseload of Wednesday, which stood at 2,139. The country also logged 12 related deaths in 24 hours, pushing the overall toll to 528,847 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said. Covid in Bangladesh Bangladesh reported another Covid-linked death and 445 fresh cases in 24 hours till Thursday morning. The country's total fatalities rose to 29,389 with the new deaths. The new cases raised the country's total caseload to 2,031,451, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The daily case test positivity rate dropped to 8.92 per cent from Wednesday’s 9.57 per as 4,978 samples were tested. The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.45 per cent and the recovery rate rose to 97.09 per cent.
Global Covid cases surpass 623 million
The overall number of global Covid cases has crossed 623 million. According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 623,473,004 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,550,666 on Monday morning. The US has recorded 98,254,659 cases so far and 1,084,893 people have died from the virus in the country, both highest counts around the world. India on Sunday reported 3,375 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total tally to 44,594,487. The South Asian country also logged 18 more COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 528,673 since the beginning of the pandemic. Covid in Bangladesh Bangladesh reported another Covid-linked death with 535 fresh cases in 24 hours till Sunday morning. With the new numbers, the country's total fatalities rose to 29,369 while the total caseload to 2,026,212, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The daily case test positivity rate declined to 14. 35 per cent from Saturday’s 15.28 per cent as 3, 727 samples were tested. The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.45 per cent while the recovery rate decreased to 97.03per cent respectively.
Global Covid cases top 623 million
The overall number of global Covid cases has crossed 623 million. According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 623,221,355 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,549,891 on Sunday morning. The US has recorded 98,248,623 cases so far and 1,084,891 people have died from the virus in the country, both highest counts around the world. According to the Indian health ministry data released on Saturday morning, 3,805 new cases of COVID-19 were reported during the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 44,591,112 in the country. The cases reported on Saturday mark a decrease in comparison to 3,947 cases on Friday. The country also logged 26 COVID-19-related deaths during the past 24 hours, pushing the overall death toll to 528,655 since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020, the ministry said. Covid in Bangladesh Bangladesh reported five more Covid-linked deaths with 480 fresh cases in 24 hours till Saturday morning. With the new numbers, the country's total fatalities rose to 29,368 while the total caseload to 2,025,677, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The daily case test positivity rate rose to 15.28 per cent from Friday’s 14.66 per cent as 3,141 samples were tested. The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.45 per cent and the recovery rate at 97.04 per cent respectively.
Bangladesh sees another Covid death, 438 cases in 24hrs
Bangladesh reported one more Covid-linked death and 438 new cases in 24 hours till Thursday morning. With the new numbers, the country's total fatalities rose to 29,337 and caseload to 2,016,583, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Read: Covid deaths lowest since pandemic began: WHO The daily case test positivity rate rose to 8.91 from Wednesday’s 8.41 percent as 4, 920 samples were tested. The latest deceased was a man from Dhaka division. The mortality rate declined to 1.45 percent and the recovery rate decreased to 97.18 percent. Read:"Remarkable efficiency": US lauds Bangladesh’s success in Covid-19 management In August, the country reported 32 Covid-linked deaths and 6,689 cases. Bangladesh registered its highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year and daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 the same year.
Bangladesh sees another Covid death, 402 cases in 24hrs
Bangladesh reported one more Covid-linked death and 402 new cases in 24 hours till Wednesday morning. With the new numbers, the country's total fatalities rose to 29,336 and caseload to 2,016,145, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The daily case test positivity rate decreased to 8.41 percent from Monday's 10.55 percent as 4,781 samples were tested. Read: Chartered flights to take Covid-stranded Bangladeshi students back to China The latest deceased was a man from Barishal division. The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 percent and the recovery rate dropped to 97.19 percent. In August, the country reported 32 Covid-linked deaths and 6,689 cases. Bangladesh registered its highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year and daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 the same year.
Bangladesh sees another Covid death, 278 cases
Bangladesh reported one more Covid-linked death and 278 cases in 24 hours till Friday morning. With the new numbers, the country's total fatalities rose to 29,331 and caseload to 2,014,355, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Read: Bangladesh sees one more Covid death, 388 cases The daily case test positivity rate rose to 8.34 percent from Thursday's 7.40 percent as 3,334 samples were tested. The deceased was a man from Dhaka division. The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 percent while the recovery rate at 97.22 percent. Read: Bangladesh sees 333 more Covid cases, zero death In August, the country reported 32 Covid-linked deaths and 6,689 cases. Bangladesh registered its highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year and daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 the same year.
New tests to decide Shanghai reopening as Beijing stocks up
Shanghai authorities said new COVID-19 testing over the next few days will determine which neighborhoods can safely start reopening, as residents in Beijing watched carefully for word for whether the capital will lock down. On Wednesday, China reported 14,222 new cases of coronavirus infection, the vast majority in people not showing symptoms. Shanghai residents will begin another round of testing over the next few days and areas that have achieved “societal zero COVID” could see some measure of limited freedom, the vice head of the city health committee, Zhao Dandan, said. China’s zero-COVID strategy is being tested by the country’s largest outbreak of the pandemic, which began in the central city of Wuhan in late December 2019. The phrase refers to new infections being detected only in people already under surveillance, such as those in a centralized quarantine facility or known close contacts of existing patients, and the virus is no longer being spread in the community. Shanghai’s lockdown began a month ago, taking a toll on residents confined to their homes. While a small, lucky portion of people have been allowed to leave their homes in the past week, the vast majority of people remain confined. The flow of industrial goods has also been disrupted by the suspension of access to Shanghai, home of the world’s busiest port, and other industrial cities including Changchun and Jilin in northeast China. Officials reported 48 deaths on Wednesday, bringing the total to at least 238 in the city. Meanwhile, the capital Beijing is in the middle of mass testing millions of residents after discovering a cluster of cases last week. The city reported 34 new cases Wednesday, three of them in people showing no symptoms. In the last couple of days, nervous Beijing residents had started stockpiling food and supplies, following Shanghai’s troubles where residents struggled to get a continuous and reliable supply of food while under lockdown. Also read: Surprisingly low Shanghai COVID death count spurs questions Beijing city officials were quick to promise that they were ensuring grocery stores would be well-stocked. They said they were monitoring the Xinfadi wholesale market, where the city gets the vast majority of its supplies. Demand has soared, with city residents sharing online lists of what to stock. Farms on the outskirts of Beijing told the official Beijing Daily News that April and May are typically when demand peaks. Compared to the same period last year, the number of orders rose 20%, owing to the demand generated by the epidemic, according to one major farm the paper interviewed. Another farm said it was even more. “Starting from yesterday, the number of orders we’ve received have clearly increased, roughly double the amount at this time last year,” supply chain manager Zhang Xinming told Beijing Daily News. So far, officials have locked down only specific areas of Beijing where virus cases were found. On Wednesday, the Tongzhou district suspended classes for all its schools from kindergarten through high school. Given that China for now remains committed to its “zero-COVID” approach, “I do think we will continue to see the use of these lockdowns across the country,” said Karen Grepin, a public health expert at the University of Hong Kong. “If anything, the omicron variant has made it more challenging to control the virus and thus more stringent measures are needed if the goal is to continue to strive for local elimination.” The “zero-COVID” strategy has worked well against previous versions of the virus, keeping China mostly virus-free for two years as the pandemic spread around the world. Questions are being raised about its effectiveness now, with vaccines protecting most people from serious illness and the immense challenge of trying to contain the more transmissible omicron variant.
Infection rate declining, educational institutions to reopen: Dipu Moni
The Coronavirus infection rate in the country is declining, and if this trend continues then all the educational institutions in the country will be reopened soon, said Minister of Education Dr. Dipu Moni. However, she said that the institutions will be opened step by step. Dr. Dipu Moni said this Tuesday at a national mourning day memorial event by Awami League sub-committee on Cultural Affairs at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center READ: Scientific evidence to guide decision on SSC, HSC exams: Dipu Moni "It's good news for us now that the infection rate is declining, if it slows down further, we will be able to open all the educational institutions very soon. But we will open step by step because the number of students in our classrooms is more than any other country in the world. Covid-prevention social distancing is important; so, we will reopen the educational institutions considering the fact of maintaining social distance while continuing educational activities.” READ: Bangladesh to achieve developed status before 2041: Dipu Moni She added that the government is fully prepared to reopen the educational institutions but once reopened, not everyone might have the opportunity to attend classes all days of the week. “Just waiting to observe how low the infection rate goes,” she further said
COVID-19 vaccination gives 97.4 pc protection from coronavirus infection
The COVID-19 vaccination provides protection at a rate of 97.4 per cent against coronavirus infection, said a study conducted by Apollo Hospital Group to investigate the occurrence of SARS-CoV-2 infection among the symptomatic-vaccinated healthcare workers (HCWs) and to analyze the severity of their disease, reports ANI. Read:Vaccine inequity biggest barrier to ending pandemic: WHO chief The study conducted on 3,235 HCW (2480 received both doses while 755 received a single dose) showed that COVID-19 infection after vaccination is primarily minor and did not lead to severe disease. The symptomatic post-vaccination infections in these HCWs were evaluated for the study, and it was found that eighty-five of 3235 (2.63 per cent) vaccinated HCWS acquired the COVID 19 infection after vaccination during the study period. "Of these, 65 (76.5 per cent) were fully vaccinated (FV), and 20 (23.5 per cent) were partially vaccinated (PV) and the protection rate of vaccination was 97.4 per cent," the study said. Read:What is a COVID-19 vaccine “breakthrough” case? The study noted that an odds ratio of acquiring infection among females was 1.84 times higher, but explained that it was "mainly because of their greater involvement in the patient care as nursing personnel. The chances of infection were the highest in the medical and nursing personnel as compared to paramedical, administrative and supporting staff." Among the HCWs studied, only two required hospitalization (0.06 per cent), none needed an intensive care unit (ICU) admission and there were no deaths. The study further added that in all the 85 infected cases, there were mild symptoms such as cough, fever, malaise and loss of taste and smell.
RIP Milka Singh: One of India's Finest Ever Athlete
Arguably India's greatest ever athlete Milka Singh has died on Friday due to covid19 complications. Milka was infamously known as the ‘Flying Singh' because of his speed. He was the recipient of the ‘Padma Shri’ award, India's fourth-highest civilian honor, for his contribution to the development of Indian sport. Milka Singh was the first Indian athlete to achieve international prominence. He became a sporting legend in his nation after winning numerous trophies in the early 60s. Singh was dubbed "the finest athlete India has ever produced" by prominent journalist RohitBrijnath. This article discusses Milk Singh, one of India's finest ever Athletes. Milka Singh died of coronavirus infection India's renowned sprinter Milkha Singh has died at the age of 91 because of the novel coronavirus complications. He was diagnosed with Covid-19 in May and was admitted to a local hospital in Chandigarh. He died on Friday (June 18) after a month of treatment due to coronavirus-related problems such as fever and low oxygen saturation levels. Milka Singh was married to a former Indian volleyball captain Nirmal Kaur, who also died of the covid-19 infection last week at the age of 85. Read: Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh dies Milka Singh's death has been mourned by Indians. Including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, many in the athletic and entertainment industries have sent their sympathies to his family. A film based on Milka Singh's life, 'BhaagMilkhaBhaag' was released in 2013, starring Farhan Akhtar, son of famous scriptwriter Javed Akhter. Milka Singh's identity and sporting achievements Milka Singh was born in 1929 in Govindpura, a tiny village in Pakistan's Multan region, but it was British-ruled India at the time. When Milka was a teenager, he lost both of his parents. He arrived in India after the partition in 1947 and worked odd jobs to earn a living. Later, he joined the Indian Army, where he found his athletic prowess. Milka Singh became India's first Commonwealth gold medal winner in 1958. He also won two gold medals in the 1958 Tokyo Asian games and two gold medals in the 1962 Jakarta Asian games. Read Famous Bangladeshi athletes with the most unique records Milka Singh failed to win an Olympic gold medal for India despite competing in 1956, 1960, and 1964 editions of the tournament. Singh finished fourth at the 1960 Olympics in Rome in the 400 meters with a time of 45.73 seconds, which was an Indian national record for 40 years. The way Indian-born Milka Singh played on the international stage in the 1960s was simply unparalleled. Many people believe he is the finest ever athlete in India. Verdict From the above discussion, it is apparent that Milka Singh was the first truly outstanding Indian athlete to achieve international acclaim. No other Indian athlete has reached such a high level of success in the world of athletics since then. Moreover, Athletes from South Asia find it challenging to excel in track and field. With this in mind, Milka Singh may be regarded as India's finest ever athlete. Read Top 5 Most Followed Athletes Across Social Media Platforms