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Covid-19: Recoveries exceed 1.5 lakh in Bangladesh

10 Aug 2020 15:18, Somoy English Desk
Covid-19: Recoveries exceed 1.5 lakh in Bangladesh
Covid-19: Recoveries exceed 1.5 lakh in Bangladesh

Over 1.5 lakh people have now recovered from coronavirus in Bangladesh with a rise in the recovery rate.

As of Monday, total recoveries have reached 150,437 in the country.

Of them, 2,067 patients beat the virus in the last 24 hours.

The recovery rate improved further to 57.75 percent while the mortality rate is 1.32 percent.

Meanwhile, the country registered 2,907 more infections from coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the country to 260,507.

Besides, it has a total of 3,438 deaths linked to Covid-19 after 39 more people succumbed to the deadly virus during the period.

Of the new deceased, 35 are men and four are women. Among the total dead, 2,721 or 79.14 percent are men while 717 or 20.86 are women.

Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), came up with the information in the daily online health bulletin in the afternoon.

She said 12,849 samples were tested in 84 labs across the country during the period. With this, a total of 1,273,168 samples have so far been tested in the country.

In comparison with the tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the infection rate is 22.62 percent while the infection rate is 20.46 against total tests carried out so far.

On Sunday, Bangladesh reported 34 deaths from coronavirus and 2,487 cases.

Meanwhile, coronavirus cases continued to soar across the world crossing the 2-crore mark on Monday. 

As of Monday noon, the number of infections from the virus has reached 20,026,161 globally, according to Worldometer.

Besides, the death toll from the virus has climbed to 734,020 around the globe.

Of the currently infected 6,391,516 patients, 6,326,697 are in mild condition while 64,819 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 12,900,625 people have made recovery from the disease in different countries.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 5,199,444 and 165,617 respectively while Brazil is in the 2nd position with 3,035,582 cases and 101,136 deaths and India reported third highest 2,215,074  infections.

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