Medical &Health

World sees Covid surge as vaccination lagging

The global Covid-19 caseload has surpassed 221 million as the vaccination rollout has failed to keep pace.

According to US-based Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 221,051,151 and the death toll to 4,574,419 on Tuesday morning.

So far, 5,489,941,974 vaccine doses have been administered across the globe.

India administered more Covid-19 vaccine doses in August than all the G7 nations combined, the government said on Monday, reports NDTV. The total Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far has crossed 68.46 crore.

Canada administered three million doses and Japan 40 million doses in the two lowest and highest range, respectively, among G7 nations, according to data tweeted by MyGovIndia.

The US, which is the world’s worst-hit country in terms of both cases and deaths, has so far logged 40,018,268 cases. Besides, 649,319 people have lost their lives in the US to date, as per the JHU data.

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 20,899,933 cases with 583,810 fatalities so far, according to the health ministry.

India’s Covid-19 tally surpassed the 33-million mark, rising to 33,027,621 on Monday, as 38,948 new cases were reported during the past 24 hours across the country, the federal health ministry’s latest data showed.

Besides, as many as 219 deaths were registered due to the pandemic since Sunday morning, taking the total death toll to 440,752.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh logged 65 Covid-19 deaths and 2,710 cases in 24 hours till Monday morning, showing a slight fall in fatality and uptrend in cases from a day before.

The country reported 70 Covid-related deaths and 2,430 cases on Sunday.

The daily case positivity rate also increased slightly to 9.82% from Sunday’s 9.66%, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The fresh numbers pushed the country’s total fatalities to 26,628 while the cases reached 15,17,166, the DGHS said.

The new cases were detected after testing 27,595 samples during the 24-hour period.

Besides, the recovery rate rose to 95.91%, while the case fatality also increased to 1.76 per cent compared to the corresponding period.

The country last saw 67 Coronavirus-related deaths on June 17 and the upswing in the fatalities reached its peak on August 5 and 10 when 264 deaths were recorded.

However, the situation was much more catastrophic than June in 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).

Source: United News of Bangladesh