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Covid-19: Recoveries in Bangladesh cross 3.5 lakh

16 Nov 2020 15:51, Somoy English Desk
Covid-19: Recoveries in Bangladesh cross 3.5 lakh
Covid-19: Recoveries in Bangladesh cross 3.5 lakh

Total recoveries from coronavirus have surged past 3.5 lakh to reach 351,146 in Bangladesh with the recuperation of 1,604 more people from Covid-19 over the last 24 hours till Monday.

Besides, the recovery rate continued to rise in the country reaching 80.82 percent while the case fatality rate or CFR, which measures deaths among Covid-19 patients, is 1.43 percent, one of the lowest in the world.

Meanwhile, 2,139 more people were detected with the highly contagious virus, officially known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (Sars-CoV-2) which causes Covid-19, during the period to bring the total to 434,472.

Besides, deaths associated with Covid-19 have jumped to 6,215 after 21 more people lost their battle to the pathogen.

Currently, there are 77,111 active cases in the country.

Bangladesh reported its first three coronavirus cases on March 8 last while the first death on March 18.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) disclosed the information through a press release in the afternoon.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 13.57 percent in the last 24 hours.

During the period, 15,768 samples were tested in 116 labs across the country. With this, a total of 2,556,962 samples have so far been tested in the country.

On Sunday, the country logged 21 deaths and 1,837 infections from coronavirus after testing 14,060 samples with a positivity rate of 13.03 percent.

Meanwhile, some 488,838 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus across the world in the last 24 hours till 10am on Monday to take the total to 54,817,106.

Besides, virus-related deaths have jumped to 1,324,457, including 6,181 reported during the period, around the world, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 15,354,130 patients, 15,255,303 are in mild condition while 98,827 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 38,138,519 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 11,366,379 and 251,832 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 8,845,617 and third highest fatalities of 130,109 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 165,811 and third highest cases of 5,863,093.

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