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

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

Reported cases from coronavirus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, have jumped to 441,159 in Bangladesh with the detection of 2,364 fresh cases over the past 24 hours till Thursday.

Besides, 30 more Covid-19 patients lost their battle to the virus during the period to take the national death tally to 6,305.

Of the new deceased, 25 are men and five are women. Among the total dead, 4,852 or 76.96 percent are men while 1,447 or 23.04 percent are women.

Coronavirus Update in Bangladesh

(Update on November 15, 2020)

Status New Total
Cases 2,364 441,159
Death 30 6,305
Recovered 1,934 356,722
Test 17,531 2,606,952

Currently, there are 78,132 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, 1,934 more patients recuperated in the last 24 hours to take the total recoveries in the country to 356,722.

During the period, 17,531 samples were tested in 117 labs across the country. With this, a total of 2,606,952 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 12.48 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 16.92 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 Wednesday, the country logged 21 deaths and 2,111 infections from coronavirus after testing 16,469 samples with a positivity rate of 12.82 percent.

Meanwhile, a further 620,708 coronavirus cases recorded around the world in the last 24 hours till 10am on Thursday have taken to total infections to 56,563,791.

Besides, the virus has so far killed 1,354,802 people, including 11,426 during the period, globally, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 15,856,763 patients, 15,755,328 are in mild condition while 101,435 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 39,352,226 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 11,873,727 and 256,254 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 8,958,483 and third highest fatalities of 131,618 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 167,497 and third highest cases of 5,947,403.

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