Covid-19: Bangladesh sees 2,275 cases amid rise in daily positivity rate

20 Nov 2020 15:40, Somoy English Desk
Covid-19: Bangladesh sees 2,275 cases amid rise in daily positivity rate
Covid-19: Bangladesh sees 2,275 cases amid rise in daily positivity rate

Infections from coronavirus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, have gone up by 2,275 in Bangladesh over the past 24 hours till Friday, raising the caseload to 443,434.

Besides, reported virus-related deaths have reached 6,322 after the health authorities announced 17 more Covid-19 casualties during the period.

Of the new deceased, 11 are men and six are women. Among the total dead, 4,863 or 76.92 percent are men while 1,453 or 23.08 percent are women.

Currently, there are 78,681 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, 1,709 more patients recuperated in the last 24 hours to take the total recoveries in the country to 358,431.

During the period, 15,607 samples were tested in 117 labs across the country. With this, a total of 2,622,559 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 14.58 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 16.91 percent.

The recovery rate in Bangladesh stands at 80.83 percent.

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

On Thursday, the country reported 30 deaths and 2,364 infections from coronavirus after testing 17,531 samples with a positivity rate of 12.48 percent.

Meanwhile, the world logged 672,500 fresh coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours till 10am on Friday, pushing the total infections to 57,236,291.

Besides, the virus has so far claimed the lives of 1,365,634 people, including 10,832 during the period, globally, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 16,149,251 patients, 16,047,527 are in mild condition while 101,724 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 39,721,406 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 12,070,712 and 258,333 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 9,004,325 and third highest fatalities of 132,202 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 168,141 and third highest cases of 5,983,089.


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