Covid death toll
Bangladesh reported 527more Covid cases in 24 hours till Sunday morning. With no new deaths reported country's total fatalities remained unchanged at 29,339 while with the new infections, the total caseload rose to 2,017,614, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The daily case test positivity rate jumped to 12.72 per cent from Saturday's 9.66 per cent from as 4,143 samples were tested. The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.45 percent while the recovery rate declined to 97.17 per cent. 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.
The overall global number of Covid cases is fast approaching 258 million amid the worldwide race to vaccinate people against the infectious disease. According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 257,520,965 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,150,520 as of Monday morning. The US has recorded 47,730,591 cases to date and more than 771,118 people have died so far from the virus in the country, as per the university data. Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January, registered 22,017,276 cases as of Monday, while its Covid death toll rose to 612,659. India's Covid-19 tally rose to 34,510,413 on Sunday as 10,488 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry's latest data. Read: US opens COVID boosters to all adults, urges them for 50+ Besides, 313 deaths due to the pandemic since Saturday morning took the total death toll to 465,662. Russia has confirmed 36,970 Covid-19 infections over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 9,331,158, the official monitoring and response center said Sunday. Meanwhile, the national COVID-19 death toll grew by 1,252 to 264,095, while the number of recoveries increased by 32,504 to 8,024,930. Confirmed cases in Russia over the past seven days declined by 5.5 percent from a week ago, with Moscow seeing an even sharper drop of about 30 percent, the center said. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization says coronavirus deaths in Europe rose 5% in the last week, making it the only region in the world where Covid-19 deaths increased. The U.N. health agency said confirmed cases jumped 6% globally, driven by increases in the Americas, Europe and Asia, reports AP. In its weekly report on the pandemic issued late Tuesday, WHO said COVID-19 deaths in all regions other than Europe remained stable or declined, and totaled 50,000 worldwide last week. Of the 3.3 million new infections reported, 2.1 million came from Europe. It was the seventh consecutive week that COVID-19 cases continued to mount across the 61 countries and territories that WHO counts in its European region, which stretches through Russia to Central Asia. Situation in Bangladesh After seeing a deathless day from Covid-19, Bangladesh reported seven more deaths in 24 hours till Sunday morning along with 199 fresh infections. Bangladesh on Saturday logged zero Covid-linked deaths with 178 cases. The daily case positivity rate declined to 1.16 per cent today from Saturday’s 1.18 per cent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Six of today’s deceased were men and one was a woman. Five of the deaths were reported from Dhaka division while one each from Chattogram and Khulna divisions. With the fresh numbers, the total fatalities rose to 27,953 while the caseload mounted to 1,574,088. However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.78 per cent. The fresh cases were detected after testing 17,135 samples, the DGHS added. Read:Zero death from Covid brings relief for Bangladesh Besides, the recovery rate remained the same as 97.72 per cent with the recovery of 192 more patients during the 24-hour period. Some of the leading public health experts in Bangladesh have warned that the current trend of plummeting Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh could well be the obvious calm before a cataclysmic storm. Their fears center on children below 12 who remain out of the vaccine coverage and the elderly people. These experts fear a slow pace of vaccination, waning vaccine immunity, sheer disregard for Covid-safety protocols, reopening of schools and increased travel may set the stage for another Covid wave in Bangladesh -- a trend many European countries are witnessing now.
The overall number of global Covid cases has now surged past 238 million, despite the ongoing mass inoculations in several countries. According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total Covid case count and fatalities stand at 238,257,886 and 4,857,239, respectively, as of Tuesday morning. The US has recorded 44,455,942 cases and 714,053 fatalities to date, according to the university data. Read:Merck asks US FDA to authorize promising anti-COVID pill Brazil currently has the world's second-highest pandemic death toll after the United States and the third-largest caseload after the United States and India. Brazil has registered 21,582,738 cases so far. The country's Covid death toll has also risen to 601,213 as it has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January. India's Covid-19 tally rose to 33,971,607 on Monday, as 18,132 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry data. The number of new cases recorded in a day are the lowest in the past 215 days, said a statement by the federal health ministry. Besides, as many as 193 deaths from the pandemic since Sunday morning took the total death toll to 450,782. Most of the deaths, 85, were reported from the southern state of Kerala, which continues to be the worst Covid-affected state in India. It was followed by 28 deaths in the western state of Maharashtra. Situation in Bangladesh Covid-19 claimed 11 more lives in Bangladesh and infected 599 others in 24 hours till Monday morning. With the fresh numbers, the Covid-19 fatalities reached 27,699 in Bangladesh while the caseload mounted to 1,562,958, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Of the latest deceased, nine were women and two men. Seven of them died in Dhaka division, two in Barishal and one each in Khulna and Mymensingh divisions. The fresh cases emerged after 23,193 samples were tested. Read: ‘Mission 100 Days’ launched to curb Covid during festivals in India With this, the daily-case positivity rate increased slightly to 2.58% percent from Sunday’s 2.36 percent, said the DGHS. Bangladesh recorded below 3% daily-positivity rate last on February this year. However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77 percent. The recovery rate also remained unchanged at 97.53 percent, with the recovery of 634 more patients during the period. So far, 1,524,467 people have recovered from the deadly virus infection, the DGHS said.
The global Covid death toll has now surpassed 4.7 million as the race for mass vaccination continues. The total caseload and fatalities from the virus stand at 234,239,476 and 4,790,858, respectively, as of Saturday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU). So far, 6,261,231,161 Covid vaccine doses have been administered across the globe, as per the university data. The United States reached its latest heartbreaking pandemic milestone Friday, eclipsing 700,000 deaths from Covid-19 just as the surge from the Delta variant is starting to slow down and give overwhelmed hospitals some relief. It took three and a half months for the US. to go from 600,000 to 700,000 deaths, driven by the variant’s rampant spread through unvaccinated Americans. The death toll is larger than the population of Boston, reports AP. Read: Myanmar: Expert calls for “COVID ceasefire”; urges new UN resolution The US has logged 43,617,650 cases and 700,258 deaths to date, according to the university data. The death toll in the United States is the highest in the world. India's Covid-19 tally on Friday rose to 33,766,707 as 26,727 new confirmed cases were registered in the past 24 hours nationwide, as per the federal health ministry data. The ministry also reported 277 more deaths from the pandemic during the period, bringing the total death toll to 448,339. Brazil, registered 506 more deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, pushing up the national death toll to 597,255, the health ministry said Friday. A total of 18,578 new infections were detected during the period, raising the total caseload to 21,445,651, the ministry said. Read:DGHS closes 11 private Covid testing booths in Rooppur due to irregularities Situation in Bangladesh Covid-19 in Bangladesh claimed 21 more lives and infected 847 others in 24 hours till Friday morning, showing a slight decrease in the number of fatalities and decrease in cases compared to that of the previous day. On Thursday, the country logged 23 Covid deaths and 860 cases. The new cases till Friday morning were detected after testing 24,670 samples. The daily case positivity rate rose to 3.43 percent from Thursday’s 3.24 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). With this, the daily case positivity rate of Covid-19 in the country remained below 5 percent for the ninth consecutive day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), if the daily-case positivity rate remains at 5 percent or below for 14 days, it is considered safe for mass unlocking. The fresh numbers took the total fatalities to 27,531 while the caseload mounted to 15,56,758, said the DGHS. However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77 percent. The recovery rate slightly increased to 97.44 percent with the recovery of 960 more patients during the period. So far, 15,16,901 people have recovered from the deadly virus infections, the DGHS said.
Covid-19 in Bangladesh claimed 17 more lives and infected 1,178 others in 24 hours till Wednesday morning, showing a slight decline in the number of fatalities and cases compared to that of the previous day. On Tuesday, the country logged 31 Covid deaths and 1,310 cases while 21 on Sunday, the lowest in four months. The fresh cases were detected after testing 28,599 samples. Read: Hasina's 'haseen' birthday gift: Over 66 lakh inoculations in single day
As the highly transmissible Delta variant keeps sweeping through the country, Bangladesh logged off 237 Coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours till Wednesday morning, taking the death toll to 20,016. The country has been seeing nearly 200 deaths a day for the past two weeks, and shattered the records of daily cases and deaths almost every other day. Besides, 16,230 more people came out Covid positive after the test of 53,877 samples, according to a handout issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). This is the highest-ever single-day transmission after the country saw the largest-ever 15,192 Covid cases on Monday. Also read: Covid claims 31 more lives in Khulna division
Bangladesh recorded 83 more Covid-related deaths in 24 hours until Saturday morning, raising the total fatalities to 10,952. Bangladesh’s coronavirus fatalities crossed 10,000 on April 15 and the death tally reached near 11,000 within 10 days as the country finds it hard to deal with the pandemic. With the latest figure, the mortality rate rose to 1.48 percent from Friday’s 1.47 percent, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a handout. Also read: Govt mulls resuming public transport services Besides, 2,697 new cases were detected during the period after examining 20,571 samples. The daily infection rate fell to 13.11 percent from Friday’s 14 percent. Bangladesh has so far tested 5,323,579 samples. Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 last year and the first death on the 18th of that month. With the news cases, the total caseload reached 742,400 while the total number of recoveries is 653,151, including 5477 in the last 24 hours. April sees 1,906 coronavirus deaths April has been the deadliest month since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in the country, with 1,906 deaths and 127,632 new cases being recorded in the past 24 days. The virus claimed 568 lives in January this year, 281 in February and 638 in March. Dhaka division remains the worst-hit region, registering most of the deaths – 6,345 or 58.41 percent. Also read: 25 Covid patients die in Delhi hospital Fifty-two of the 83 deaths reported today are from Dhaka division and 13 from Chattogram division. Three each died in Rajshahi, Sylhet, Rangpur, four in Barishal and five in Khulna divisions. Of 1,068 ICU hospital beds across the country, 322 are now available. Meanwhile, 7,074 general hospital beds, out of 12,237, are unoccupied right now. The surge in Covid infections prompted the government to go for a lockdown from early April but it turned out to be lax and loose. From April 11, the government imposed a ‘stricter lockdown’ and later extended it upto April 28. On Friday, the government allowed shopping malls to reopen from April 25. Improvement ‘unlikely before June’ Meanwhile, a group of experts from both Bangladesh and Oxford University said that the country will witness the similar infection rate intermittently till the end of May while the situation may improve in June. The possibility was projected in a mathematical model used by Bangladesh Como Modelling Group. Vaccination campaign Launched on February 7, a vaccination drive is underway across Bangladesh with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Bangladesh signed an agreement with the Serum Institute of India Pvt Ltd for 30 million doses of the vaccine. But a record number of cases in India has made the delivery of the vaccine doses uncertain. On Thursday, Foreign Minister AK Momen assured people that there will be adequate doses of the vaccine. So far, 5,778,686 people have received the first dose and 1,967,975 have got their second jab, according to official figures. Also read: COVID-19 continues to disrupt essential health services in 90pc of countries: WHO
With the Covid-19 situation worsening around the world by the day, the global death toll from the virus topped 2.99 million on Saturday. According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count and fatalities now stand at 139,670,541 and 2,997,062, respectively. The US remains the world's worst-hit country, with 31,575,138 cases and 566,212 deaths, as per the university data. The US is averaging nearly 70,000 new daily coronavirus cases, up from about 53,000 just four weeks ago, CDC Director Dr Rochelle Walensky was quoted by AP as saying. Hospitalisations have been trending higher, and deaths were up for the third day in a row. Along with relaxed restrictions on gatherings and indoor dining, the emergence of variants that spread more easily is part of the reason for the worsening trend. Amid the devastating Covid-19 situation in India, the country’s total caseload has now surpassed 14,291,917. The death toll from the virus has topped 174,308, according to official figures released Friday. According to the university data, India is counted as the second-worst country in terms of cases after the US and fourth in terms of deaths after the US, Brazil and Mexico. Brazil has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January and it has the world's second-largest pandemic death toll after the US. Also read: Covid-19: Hasina for balancing livelihoods and public health The country’s total case tally crossed 13,832,455 while the death toll climbed to 368,749 on Saturday morning, as per the official figures. Situation in Bangladesh Bangladesh broke its previous records of single-day death count, with 101 fatalities in 24 hours till Friday morning, although the number of new cases remained below the 5,000 mark. The death toll now stands at 10,182, with a mortality rate of 1.43 percent, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a handout. With 4,417 new cases, the daily infection rate has climbed to 23.36 percent. Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 last year and the first death on the 18th of that month. So far, 711,779 cases have been confirmed, with 602,908 recoveries (84.7 percent of all patients), according to the directorate. Also read: Govt considering complete lockdown from April 14: Quader Covid-19 Vaccine The government launched a vaccination campaign on February 7, with doses received from the Serum Institute of India. Experts are calling for ramping up the drive and urging people to follow the health guidelines to keep themselves and others around them safe. On April 8, Bangladesh began its second phase of the countrywide inoculation drive amid uncertainty over vaccine availability.
The global death toll from Covid-19 is fast approaching the grim milestone of two million. The total caseload has also surpassed 93 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.