Medical &Health

Gobal Covid-19 cases top 126.6 million

With an alarming resurgence in Covid-19 infections , the global cases reached 126.6 million with 2.77 fatalities.

The total case count reached 126, 651,176 while the death toll from the virus mounted to 2,777,020 as of Sunday, said the data compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The US has recorded 30,217,893 cases with 548,825 fatalities as of Sunday morning.

Brazil, which is the world’s second worst-hit country has registered 12,490,362 cases while the death toll from the virus climbed to 310,550.

Brazil currently accounts for one-quarter of the entire world’s daily COVID-19 deaths, far more than any other single nation, and health experts are warning that the nation is on the verge of even greater calamity, reports AP.

The nation’s seven-day average of 2,400 deaths stands to reach to 3,000 within weeks, six experts told the Associated Press. That’s nearly the worst level seen by the U.S., though Brazil has two-thirds its population. Spikes of daily deaths could soon hit 4,000; on Friday there were 3,650.

India’s total tally reached 11,908,910 and the death toll from the virus stood 161,240 on Sunday.

Situation in Bangladesh

Thirty nine new Covid-19 deaths were recorded in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours until Saturday, the highest single-day death toll in the past 3 months.

According to the latest figures provided by the country’s health authorities, 3,674 more people got infected during the period, pushing up the total caseload to 5, 91,860.

The latest figures have pushed the Covid-19 fatalities to 8,869 according to the handout by Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The infection rate jumped to 14.90 percent on Saturday from 13.69 percent a day earlier.

However the death rate stands at 1.5 percent, said the handout.

So far, 533,922 patients (90.22 percent) have recovered, including 1,971 in the last 24 hours, according to DGHS.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8, 2020 and the first death on March 18 the same year.

Health authorities have so far tested 4,566,694 samples, including 24,664 in the past 24 hours.

Amid spike in infections, the government has taken a tougher stance to fight Covid-19 transmission.

The Health Ministry sent letters to districts, directing the officials concerned to impose fines on people flouting Covid protocols.

The country launched a countrywide vaccination drive on Feb 7. As the daily infection rate keeps rising, the government extended the closure of school and colleges until May 23.

Source: United News of Bangladesh