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Covid-19: Bangladesh sees fall in daily cases, deaths

18 Nov 2020 15:52, Somoy English Desk
Covid-19: Bangladesh sees fall in daily cases, deaths
Covid-19: Bangladesh sees fall in daily cases, deaths

Bangladesh reported 2,111 new cases over the previous 24 hours till Wednesday. In total, confirmed infections from the virus have reached 438,795.

Besides, the death toll from the virus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, has reached 6,275 after 21 more people succumbed to it during the period.

Of the new deceased, 14 are men and seven are women. Among the total dead, 4,827 or 76.92 percent are men while 1,442 or 23.08 percent are women.

Coronavirus Update in Bangladesh

(Update on November 15, 2020)

Status New Total
Cases 2,111 438,795
Death 21 6,275
Recovered 1,893 354,788
Test 16,469 2,589,421

Currently, there are 77,732 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.

As per the press release, 1,893 more patients recuperated in the last 24 hours to take the total recoveries in the country to 354,788.

During the period, 16,469 samples were tested in 117 labs across the country. With this, a total of 2,589,421 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 12.82 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 16.95 percent.

The recovery rate in Bangladesh stands at 80.86 percent.

Bangladesh has one of the lowest case fatality rates or CFR, which measures deaths among Covid-19 patients, at 1.43 percent.

On Tuesday, the country logged 39 deaths and 2,212 infections from coronavirus after testing 15,990 samples with a positivity rate of 13.83 percent.

Meanwhile, the world registered 593,675 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours till 10am on Wednesday to push the total to 55,943,083.

Besides, the virus took the lives of 1,343,376 people, including 11,048 during the period, around the world, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 15,636,578 patients, 15,535,835 are in mild condition while 100,743 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 38,963,129 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 11,695,711 and 254,255 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 8,912,907 and third highest fatalities of 131,031 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 166,743 and third highest cases of 5,911,758.

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