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The global Covid-19 caseload has now surpassed 220 million, with the world still grappling to contain the pandemic. The total caseload and fatalities now stand at 220, 223,874 and 4,560,727 respectively as of Sunday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU). So far, 5,427,674, 383 vaccine doses have been administered across the world. The US, which is the world's worst-hit country in terms of both cases and deaths, has so far logged 39,905,855 cases, according to the JHU, while 648,106 people have lost their lives to Covid to date. Also read: Covid in Bangladesh: Both cases and deaths fall further 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. The country has recorded 20,877,864 cases with 583,362 fatalities so far, according to its health ministry. The third worst-hit country, India's Covid-19 tally rose to 32,945,907on Saturday. Besides, 440,225 people have died so far in the country. Also read: India’s COVID-19 vaccine supply jumps, raising export hopes Situation in Bangladesh Bangladesh logged 61 Covid-19 deaths and 1,743 cases in 24 hours till Saturday morning showing a slight downward trend from a day earlier. Besides, the case positivity rate also declined slightly to 9.82 per cent from previous day’s 10.76 per cent, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The fresh numbers pushed the country’s total fatalities to 26,493 while the cases reached 15,12,026, according to DGHS. The country last saw 112 Coronavirus-related deaths on June 29 and the fatalities reached its peak on August 5 and 10 when 264 deaths were recorded. The new cases were detected after testing 17,750 samples during the 24-hour period, said the DGHS. The recovery rate rose to 95.63 per cent, while the case fatality remained static at 1.75 per cent compared to the corresponding period. However, the situation was much more catastrophic from June to the latter part of August as the country experienced a surge of Covid-related caseloads and deaths during that time. Between May and June this year, there was a 273% rise in monthly caseloads and 162% in fatalities. In July, there was a 150% increase in caseloads and a 170% rise in deaths compared to the previous month, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
The global Covid-19 caseload has now surpassed 201 million as the highly contagious Delta variant continues to devastate several countries even with mass inoculations underway. The total caseload and fatalities stand at 201,662,684 and 4,276,940 respectively, as of Saturday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU). So far, 4,346,167,629 vaccine doses have been administered across the globe. The US, which is the world's worst-hit country in terms of both cases and deaths, has so far logged 35,692,078 cases. Besides, 616,478 people have lost their lives in the US to date, as per the JHU data. Brazil has registered 1,056 more Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, raising its national death toll to 561,762, the health ministry said on Friday. Read:Covid vaccination reduces chances of hospitalization, mortality: IEDCR study Meanwhile, the total caseload rose to 20,108,746 after 42,159 new cases were detected. 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. India's Covid-19 tally rose to 31,856,757 on Friday as 44,643 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, according to the federal health ministry's latest data. Read: Govt has set up 16,000 Covid beds since the beginning of pandemic: Zahid Maleque Besides, as many as 464 deaths were reported during this period, taking the total death toll to 426,754. Situation in Bangladesh As the ruthless Delta variant keeps spreading like wildfire, Bangladesh added 248 fatalities to its national tally Friday, up from 212 logged a week earlier. The country has been reporting over 200 single-day fatalities for the past two weeks as it races to head off a surge in Covid-19 cases driven by the unrelenting Delta variant. After weathering the first wave of the virus, Bangladesh's health services are now stretched dangerously thin. The Covid-19 infections are on the upswing, with 13,771 – 95% of the peak – new cases reported on an average each day. Read: Covid in Bangladesh: Seniors far more likely to face the worst Bangladesh recorded 12,606 new cases on Friday after testing 48,015 samples, down from 13,862 logged a week earlier on July 30. There have been 1,335,260 infections and 22,150 coronavirus-related deaths here since the pandemic began, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.
Notwithstanding a drop in the number of fresh cases in several countries, the global Covid-19 caseload is fast approaching the 174-million mark. The global case count and fatalities stand at 173,887,864 and 3,744,378, respectively, as of Wednesday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU). To date, some 2,176, 376,755 people have been jabbed globally, as per JHU data. The US, which is the world's worst-hit country in terms of both cases and deaths, has so far logged 33,390,694 cases and 598,323 deaths, Johns Hopkins figures reveal. India's Covid-19 tally rose to 28,996,473 on Tuesday, with 86,498 new cases reported in 24 hours, said the federal Health Ministry. This is the lowest single-day spike in India in more than two months. Besides, 2,123 deaths were reported during the period, pushing up the death toll to over 350,000, according to the Ministry. Brazil registered 2,378 more deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 476,792, the health ministry said on Tuesday. Also read: US to honour Bangladesh's request for AstraZeneca vaccine: FM hopes A total of 52,911 new infections were detected during the period, raising the national caseload to 17,037,129, the ministry said. Brazil has the world's second-highest Covid-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third-largest caseload, behind the U.S. and India. Situation in Bangladesh Bangladesh on Tuesday registered 44 more coronavirus-related deaths and 2,322 fresh cases in 24 hours, with the Covid situation worsening post the detection of the Delta variant in different parts of the country. Read: In Khulna, a scramble for Covid hospital beds Although district administrations have imposed restrictions in most of the frontier districts to bring the situation under control, the infection and death rates are on the rise. The latest death toll pushed up the fatalities to 12,913. The Covid-19 death toll crossed the 12,000-mark in Bangladesh on May 11. With the new cases, the total caseload rose to 8,15,282, said the Directorate General of Health Services. Vaccination drive Around 5,563 people have received the second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in the past 24 hours. A total number of 42,28,741 people have so far got the second dose of this vaccine, while the number is 58,20,015 for the first dose. Besides, the total number of people receiving their first jab of Chinese Sinopharm vaccine reached 2,162 during the period. Bangladesh launched its vaccination drive on February 7 with Oxford-AstraZeneca doses bought from India's Serum Institute. So far, four vaccines – Oxford-AstraZeneca (Covishield), Sputnik-V, Sinopharm, and Pfizer-BioNTech – have got the approval for emergency use in Bangladesh. Meanwhile, seven million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covishield vaccine reached Bangladesh, and the governments of India and China gave 3.2 million doses and 500,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine as gifts, respectively. However, the country, the prime recipient of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, has suspended the registration for Covid-19 jabs due to vaccine shortage amid a delay in the arrival of shipments from India. US delivers emergency medical supplies The United States, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), on Monday night delivered to Bangladesh its latest shipment of emergency medical supplies to save lives, stop the spread of Covid-19, and meet the urgent health needs of the Bangladeshi people. This latest delivery brings the financial value of US pandemic assistance to Bangladesh to more than $84 million, tweeted US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller. The emergency medical supplies include critical personal protective equipment for healthcare professionals and other frontline workers, as well as fingertip pulse oximeters.
The global Covid-19 caseload has crossed the grim milestone of 144 million as the world is grappling to contain the second outbreak of Covid-19 even with mass inoculations underway. Deaths from the virus have also topped three million, according to Johns Hopkins University. To be specific, the total caseload reached 144,757,145 while the fatalities climbed to 3,072,309 on Friday morning. Also read: How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last? The US is the world's worst-hit country -- the North American nation has registered 31,929,599 cases and 570,345 deaths as of Friday morning. In Brazil, the Covid-19 death toll mounted to 383,502 and infections topped 14,167,973, as per the latest data. A new wave of infections has been confronting the South American country, leading to a rise in hospitalisations, deaths and the collapse of a large part of the Brazilian public healthcare system. Neighbouring country India recorded the world's second highest number of Covid-19 cases, at 16,263,695 to date. The country has so far witnessed 186,095 deaths, listing it among the worst-affected countries in the world. Also read: Covid situation in Bangladesh unlikely to improve before June: Experts Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh Bangladesh recorded 98 coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours till Thursday as the deadly second wave of the virus overwhelms hospitals and pushes the health sector to its limits. The virus also infected 4,014 others during the period, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a handout. Coronavirus deaths now stand at 10,781 with a mortality rate of 1.46 percent, according to DGHS. The daily infection rate fell to 14.63 percent from Wednesday’s 15.07 percent. On Monday, the country broke all the previous records of Covid-19 deaths registering 112 fatalities. It saw over 100 deaths on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 last year and the first death on the 18th of that month. Health authorities have so far confirmed 736,074 cases. Among them, 642,449 people - 87.28 percent of all patients – have recovered. Also read: India records world's highest single-day spike in Covid cases
Bangladesh reported seven new Covid-19 deaths until early Friday, including six in Dhaka, taking the national tally to 8,182 since the pandemic began.
A total of 69.5 million people have been infected with coronavirus globally and over 1.5 million of them died, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU). The global caseload stood at 69,598,462 with 1,581,902 fatalities on Friday. The United States recorded 15,616,380 cases as of Friday morning with 292,179 deaths. The total number of Covid-19 cases in the US topped 15 million on Tuesday.