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Bangladesh’s Covid cases near 4.5 lakh amid rising positivity rate

23 Nov 2020 15:14, Somoy English Desk
Bangladesh’s Covid cases near 4.5 lakh amid rising positivity rate
Bangladesh’s Covid cases near 4.5 lakh amid rising positivity rate

Bangladesh logged 2,419 new cases from coronavirus over the last 24 hours till Monday, taking the total infections to 449,760.

Besides, the death toll from the virus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which causes Covid-19, has jumped to 6,416 with the registration of 28 more casualties.

Of the new deceased, 21 are men and seven are women. Among the total dead, 4,930 or 76.84 percent are men while 1,486 or 23.16 percent are women.

Currently, there are 78,733 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, 2,183 more patients recuperated in the last 24 hours to take the total recoveries in the country to 364,611.

During the period, 16,059 samples were tested in 117 labs across the country. With this, a total of 2,665,131 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 15.06 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 16.88 percent.

The recovery rate in Bangladesh stands at 81.07 percent.

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

On Sunday, the country reported 38 deaths and 2,060 infections from coronavirus after testing 13,870 samples with a positivity rate of 14.85 percent.

Meanwhile, coronavirus sickened 490,777 people around the world in the past 24 hours till 10am on Monday, pushing the total Covid-19 cases to 58,985,493.

Besides, casualties from the highly contagious pathogen have reached 1,393,671, including 7,101 reported during the period, globally, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 16,824,923 patients, 16,721,851 are in mild condition while 103,072 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 40,766,899 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 12,588,661 and 262,696 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 9,140,312 and third highest fatalities of 133,773 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 169,197 and third highest cases of 6,071,401.

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