Bangladesh on Monday recorded 1,799 fresh infections from the coronavirus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 responsible for Covid-19, over the latest 24 hours to take the total caseload to 492,332.
Besides, fatalities related to the virus have jumped to 7,089 in the country after the health authorities announced the deaths of 37 more Covid-19 patients during the period.
Coronavirus Update in Bangladesh
(Update on December 14, 2020)
Of the new deceased, 27 are men and eight are women. Among the total dead, 5,413 or 76.36 percent are men while 1,676 or 23.64 percent are women.
Currently, there are 61,298 active cases in the country.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) disclosed the information through a press release in the afternoon.
As per the press release, 2,949 more patients recuperated in the last 24 hours to take the total recoveries in the country to 423,845.
During the period, 16,828 samples were tested in 140 labs across the country. With this, a total of 2,986,458 samples have so far been tested in the country.
The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 10.69 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 16.49 percent.
The recovery rate in Bangladesh improved further to 86.09 percent.
Bangladesh has one of the lowest case fatality rates or CFR, which measures deaths among Covid-19 patients, at 1.44 percent.
On Sunday, the country registered 32 deaths and 1,355 infections from coronavirus after testing 12,748 samples with a positivity rate of 10.63 percent.
Meanwhile, a total of 72,646,646 people have so far been sickened by the coronavirus across the world as of Monday morning.
Besides, the death tally from the virus has reached 1,618,908 around the world, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.
Of the currently infected 20,162,922 patients, 19,895,327 are in mild condition while 106,179 are in serious or critical condition.
So far, 50,864,816 people have made recovery from Covid-19 globally.
The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 16,737,267 and 306,459 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 9,884,716 and third highest fatalities of 143,393 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 181,419 and third highest cases of 6,901,990.