Bangladesh’s Covid-19 fatalities now 7819

Bangladesh’s Covid -19 fatalities soared to 7,819 on Tuesday after the health authorities confirmed 16 more deaths in 24 hours.

The national caseload now stands at 524,020 with 468,581 having recovered so far, according to a handout from the Directorate General of Health Services.

In the last 24 hours, 14,363 samples were tested and 963 of them turned out to be positive.

In Bangladesh, the recovery rate stands at 89.44 percent with a 1.49 percent mortality rate, the handout showed.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.

Until Tuesday morning 3,385,779 tests have been carried out – including 14,791 in the last 24 hours – and 15.48 percent of them tested positive.

Global Covid-19 situation

The global death toll from Covid-19 is progressively approaching 2 million. The global cases have already surged past 90.8 million, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The global caseload and the death toll stood at 90,872,905 and 1,943,943, respectively, as of Tuesday morning, the university’s latest data showed.

In the US, considered the worst-hit country, more than 376,051 people have lost their lives so far, while the confirmed cases in the North American country have soared to 22,612,384.

The US is entering the second month of the biggest vaccination drive in history, with a major expansion of the campaign, opening football stadiums, major league ballparks, fairgrounds and convention centres to inoculate a larger and more diverse pool of people, reports AP.

About nine million Americans have received their first shot, or 2.7% of the US population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts say as much as 85% of the population will have to be inoculated to achieve “herd immunity” and vanquish the outbreak.

Many states are responding by throwing open the line to other groups and ramping up the pace of vaccinations.

Brazil on Monday said it registered 480 fatalities from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 203,580.

Some 25,822 new cases of the disease were detected in the same 24-hour period, bringing the country’s total caseload to 8,131,612, said the Ministry of Health in its daily pandemic report.

Brazil has the world’s second-highest Covid death toll, ranking only second to the US, and the third-largest outbreak, following the US and India.

The nation has been experiencing a second wave of the pandemic that has resulted in an increase in cases and deaths since December.

Last week, Brazil set a record for daily caseload of 87,843 and registered the second-highest single-day death toll of 1,524 since the start of the pandemic.

Besides, India’s total death toll mounted to 151,160, while the cases soared to 10,466,595 on Tuesday morning.

Source: United News of Bangladesh