2nd Wave of COVID-19 - Numbers

19 Nov, 2020

Coronavirus has crippled health, the economy, and every field of life with devastating impacts in multiple regions of the world. Millions of people have become victims of the lethal virus. More than 53.7 million people have been affected by the lethal virus since its eruption with approximately 1,307,068 deaths. However, the data reveals that the recovery rate is encouraging, as about 34.6 million people have recovered. But according to the World Health Organization, the 2nd wave of the virus is accelerating.

Globally, there have been 54,075,995 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 1,313,919 deaths, as reported to WHO on Apr 28, 2020. In America, there are 23,190,772 confirmed cases of COVID-19. In Europe, the confirmed cases are 15,047,248. As far as South East Asia is concerned, the confirmed cases are 10,057,114. The confirmed cases in the eastern Mediterranean are 3,578,397.

COVID-19 cases are increasing day by day in different parts of the world, especially since September. "Surveillance indicators tracking levels of SARS-CoV-2 virus circulation and associated illnesses" are going up since the month of September. Other diseases also caused casualties such as pneumonia and influenza, in addition to COVID-19 during the first week of October. In the last 45 weeks, the overall percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 has increased from 8.4% during week 44 to 10.5%.

The public should also take basic measures in advance to avoid losing, as the world observed shocking and heinous loss in terms of human lives and the economy. They should always learn from the irresponsible and ignorant behavior in the 1st wave, in spite of warnings from international health organizations and respective governments.

One precaution that is the same all across the world is to wear face masks. Not all face masks are created equal, and you should do your research before buying one. Using a 100-year-old technology (fabric face masks) might not be the most prudent approach when the world has already advanced to anti-viral and anti-microbial face masks. Viromasks reusable mask leads the way in protective face gear across the world with extensive testing against SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens.