Confirmed coronavirus cases in Bangladesh have climbed to 494,209 with the registration of 1,877 more infections over the last 24 hours till Tuesday.
Besides, the death toll from the virus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, has reached 7,129 after it claimed the lives of 40 more people during the period.
Of the new deceased, 26 are men and 14 are women. Among the total dead, 5,439 or 76.29 percent are men while 1,690 or 23.71 percent are women.
Coronavirus Update in Bangladesh
(Update on December 15, 2020)
Currently, there are 60,351 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, 2,884 more patients recuperated in the last 24 hours to take the total recoveries in the country to 426,729.
During the period, 19,054 samples were tested in 140 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,005,512 samples have so far been tested in the country.
The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 9.85 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 16.44 percent.
The recovery rate in Bangladesh improved further to 86.35 percent.
Bangladesh has one of the lowest case fatality rates or CFR, which measures deaths among Covid-19 patients, at 1.44 percent.
On Monday, the country registered 37 deaths and 1,799 infections from coronavirus after testing 16,828 samples with a positivity rate of 10.69 percent.
Coronavirus has so far infected 73,190,418 people across the world as of Tuesday morning.
Besides, the death toll from the virus has jumped to 1,627,900 globally, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.
Of the currently infected 20,238,842 patients, 20,132,325 are in mild condition while 106,517 are in serious or critical condition.
So far, 51,323,676 people have made recovery from Covid-19 globally.
The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 16,942,822 and 308,089 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 9,906,507 and third highest fatalities of 143,746 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 181,945 and third highest cases of 6,929,409.