Covid-19: Daily cases, deaths jump in Bangladesh

22 Nov 2020 15:40, Somoy English Desk
Covid-19: Daily cases, deaths jump in Bangladesh
Covid-19: Daily cases, deaths jump in Bangladesh

The official coronavirus caseload in Bangladesh stands at 447,341 with the registration of 2,060 more cases over the last 24 hours till Sunday.

Besides, the virus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which causes Covid-19, claimed the lives of 38 more people during the period to take the national death tally to 6,388.

Of the new deceased, 28 are men and 10 are women. Among the total dead, 4,909 or 76.85 percent are men while 1,473 or 23.15 percent are women.

Coronavirus Update in Bangladesh

(Update on November 22, 2020)

Status New Total
Cases 2,060 447,341
Death 38 6,388
Recovered 2,076 362,428
Test 13,428 2,649,072

Currently, there are 78,525 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, 2,076 more patients recuperated in the last 24 hours to take the total recoveries in the country to 362,428.

During the period, 13,870 samples were tested in 117 labs across the country. With this, a total of 2,649,072 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 14.85 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 16.89 percent.

The recovery rate in Bangladesh stands at 81.02 percent.

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

On Saturday, the country reported 28 deaths and 1,847 infections from coronavirus after testing 12,643 samples with a positivity rate of 14.61 percent.

Meanwhile, coronavirus has infected 589,032 people across the world in the last 24 hours till 10am on Sunday to take the total to 58,494,716.

Besides, virus-related deaths have jumped to 1,386,570, including 8,986 reported during the period, around the globe, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 16,640,253 patients, 15,255,303 are in mild condition while 102,391 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 40,467,893 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 12,450,666 and 261,790 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 9,095,908 and third highest fatalities of 133,263 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 169,016 and third highest cases of 6,052,786.


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