The Covid-19 pandemic is continuing to spread around the world. The worldwide data indicates the coronavirus is far from over. Globally coronavirus-borne illness rose above 139,723,096, as the death toll climbed above 3,000,372.
In terms of global COVID-19 new cases for the seventh week in a row last week, the biggest jumps were in South Asia and the Middle East, According to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Moreover, new virus variants continue to spread to other countries. Variant B117 firstly identified in the United Kingdom is reported in 132 countries. Variant B 1351 beginning from South Africa is now existing in eighty-two countries, and the P1 first identified in Brazil now recognized in fifty-two countries.
The United States has the highest number of coronavirus infections globally with 28.6 million, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. India follows with more than 11.1 million cases and Brazil with higher than 10.5 million.
Meanwhile, countries continue to look at their options for vaccines, as regulators in different parts of the world investigate reports of very rare blood clot events with the two major adenovirus-vector vaccines that have been launched.
Earlier this week, the WHO stated that measures such as wearing masks and hand hygiene were still important as “we are at a critical point of the pandemic right now.
The Current COVID-19 Trend in My Country
Based on the newly reported case numbers, Pakistan has reported 745,182 COVID-19 cases so far since the beginning of the pandemic last year.
The number of active cases stands at 77,294 with the nationwide recoveries rising to 646,652 and death troll surged to 15,982.
Who is Getting Vaccinated?
The global effort to vaccinate people against coronavirus infections originated in early December. A Number Of COVID-19 vaccines have now been approved for use. These vaccines either used by different countries or groups of countries, such as the European Union and the World Health Organization (WHO). These approved vaccines include
- Pfizer- BioNTech Comirnaty,
- Moderna COVID 19 Vaccine,
- COVID-19 Vaccine,
- Sputnik V,
- and COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen
Due to the limited availability of Covid-19 vaccines, most countries are prioritizing specific groups of people to get vaccinated before others. The adult people or those who more likely to become very ill or die from COVID-19 are usually prioritized over those who are young, healthy, and strong. Some groups are prioritized because they are more likely to come into contact with an infected person based on what they do or where they live and, in turn, infect others. Most of the countries have decided which groups are currently eligible for vaccination.
Still Some Countries are Without Covid-19 Cases
It is almost hard to believe that some countries still have not reported a single case of Covid-19. As of April 2021, only 7 countries have not confirmed any cases of COVID-19. Most of these countries with zero COVID-19 are Island countries in Oceania.
- North Korea