Worldwide COVID-19 case surpassed 137 million
Published : Wednesday, 14 April, 2021 at 12:24 PM Count : 178
More than 137 million people have been found infected with Covid-19 globally with 2.95 million fatalities on Wednesday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
The total case count reached 137,442,147 while the death toll from the virus mounted to 2,959,078 as of Wednesday morning.
The US has logged 31,345,312 cases while the country's total death tally reached 563,440 on Wednesday morning.
With the overburdened hospitals, Brazil on Tuesday reported 3,808 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising its pandemic death toll to 358,425.
According to the Ministry of Health, during the same period, tests detected 82,186 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections to 13,599,994.
Besides, India's national tally reached 13,873,835 with 172,085 deaths.
Situation in Bangladesh
The number of Covid-19 deaths in Bangladesh fell slightly in 24 hours till Tuesday morning, after registering a record breaking single-day death count for the past two days.
The country saw 83 Covid-related deaths on Monday and 78 on Sunday.
Now the fatalities from Covid-19 rose to 9,891 with the new deaths but the mortality rate remained static at 1.42 percent for the fourth consecutive day, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in a handout.
The deadly virus claimed 568 lives in January this year, 281 in February and 638 in March.
Lockdown in Bangladesh
The government has enforced a fresh strict lockdown for eight days from Wednesday in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.
Under the fresh lockdown all government, semi-government, autonomous, private offices and financial institutions will remain closed but the officers and employees will have to stay in their respective work stations.
The Cabinet division issued a notification in this regard on Monday. The lockdown will remain in force from 6:00 am Wednesday (April 14) till April 21 midnight.
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 inoculation amid uncertainty over vaccine availability.