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

21 Nov 2020 15:33, Somoy English Desk
Covid-19: Bangladesh sees fall in cases, rise in deaths
Covid-19: Bangladesh sees fall in cases, rise in deaths

A further 1,847 cases from coronavirus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, over the last 24 hours till Saturday have pushed the total caseload in Bangladesh to 445,281.

Besides, the country has so far suffered 6,350 virus-related deaths with 28 more Covid-19 patients losing their battle to their virus. 

Of the new deceased, 18 are men and 10 are women. Among the total dead, 4,881 or 76.87 percent are men while 1,463 or 23.13 percent are women.

Coronavirus Update in Bangladesh

(Update on November 21, 2020)

Status New Total
Cases 1,847 445,281
Death 28 6,350
Recovered 1,921 360,352
Test 12,643 2,635,202

Currently, there are 78,579 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, 1,921 more patients recuperated in the last 24 hours to take the total recoveries in the country to 360,352.

During the period, 12,643 samples were tested in 117 labs across the country. With this, a total of 2,635,202 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 14.61 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 16.90 percent.

The recovery rate in Bangladesh stands at 80.93 percent.

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

On Friday, the country reported 17 deaths and 2,275 infections from coronavirus after testing 15,607 samples with a positivity rate of 14.58 percent.

Meanwhile, total recoveries from coronavirus have crossed 4 crore to reach 40,105,102 around the world as of Saturday morning.

Besides, the world recorded 669,393 more Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours till 10am to bring the total caseload to 57,905,684.

Besides, the virus has so far taken the lives of 1,377,584 people, including 11,950 during the period, globally, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 16,422,998 patients, 16,320,695 are in mild condition while 102,303 are in serious or critical condition.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 12,274,726 and 260,283 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 9,050,613 and third highest fatalities of 132,764 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 168,662 and third highest cases of 6,020,164.

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