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Covid cases in Bangladesh cross 5 lakh

20 Dec 2020 15:39, Somoy English Desk
Covid cases in Bangladesh cross 5 lakh
Covid cases in Bangladesh cross 5 lakh

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Bangladesh have passed 5 lakh reaching 500,713 with the detection of 1,153 more cases over the previous 24 hours till Sunday.

Besides, 38 more people died due to the virus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, during the period to bring the total fatalities in the country to 7,280. 

Of the new deceased, 30 are men and eight are women. Among the total dead, 5,552 or 76.26 percent are men while 1,728 or 23.74 percent are women.

Currently, there are 55,906 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, 1,926 more patients recuperated in the last 24 hours to take the total recoveries in the country to 437,527. 

During the period, 13,316 samples were tested in 160 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,075,680 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 8.66 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 16.28 percent.

The recovery rate in Bangladesh improved further to 87.38 percent.

Bangladesh has one of the lowest case fatality rates or CFR, which measures deaths among Covid-19 patients, at 1.45 percent.

On Saturday, the country logged 25 deaths and 1,267 infections from coronavirus after testing 12,300 samples with a positivity rate of 10.30 percent.

Meanwhile, coronavirus is ravaging the world which registered 613,661 infections in the last 24 hours till 10am on Sunday.

In total, the confirmed infections have reached 76,620,721 around the world, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Besides, the global death toll has reached 1,691,772, including 10,693 deaths reported during the period.

Of the currently infected 21,181,781 patients, 21,075,274 are in mild condition while 106,507 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 53,747,168 people have made recovery from Covid-19 globally.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 18,077,768 and 323,401 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 10,031,659 and third highest fatalities of 145,513 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 186,356 and third highest cases of 7,213,155.

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