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Covid-19 cases eclipse 4.5 lakh in Bangladesh

24 Nov 2020 15:47, Somoy English Desk
Covid-19 cases eclipse 4.5 lakh in Bangladesh
Covid-19 cases eclipse 4.5 lakh in Bangladesh

Confirmed infections from coronavirus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which causes Covid-19, has surged past 4.5 lakh to reach 451,990 in the Bangladesh with the detection of 2,230 fresh cases over the previous 24 hours till Tuesday.

Besides, the highly contagious pathogen killed 32 more Covid-19 patients during the period to take the national death tally to 6,448.

Of the new deceased, 25 are men and seven are women. Among the total dead, 4,955 or 76.85 percent are men while 1,493 or 23.15 percent are women.

Currently, there are 78,665 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, 2,266 more patients recuperated in the last 24 hours to take the total recoveries in the country to 366,877.

During the period, 15,018 samples were tested in 117 labs across the country. With this, a total of 2,680,149 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 16.86 percent.

The recovery rate in Bangladesh stands at 81.17 percent.

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

On Monday, the country reported 28 deaths and 2,419 infections from coronavirus after testing 16,059 samples with a positivity rate of 15.06 percent.

Meanwhile, the global death toll from coronavirus has exceeded 14 lakh to reach 1,402,028 till 10am on Tuesday.

Besides, confirmed the Covid-19 cases have surged to 59,514,806 globally, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 16,957,222 patients, 16,853,601 are in mild condition while 103,621 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 41,155,556 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 12,777,174 and 263,687 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 9,177,840 and third highest fatalities of 134,254 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 169,541 and third highest cases of 6,088,004.

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