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Bangladesh reports 1,318 Covid cases in 24 hours

22 Dec 2020 15:49, Somoy English Desk
Bangladesh reports 1,318 Covid cases in 24 hours
Bangladesh reports 1,318 Covid cases in 24 hours

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Bangladesh have climbed to 503,501 with the detection of 1,318 new infections over the last 24 hours till Tuesday.

Besides, 17 more people succumbed to the virus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, during the period to bring the national death toll to 7,329.

Of the new deceased, 11 are men and six are women. Among the total dead, 5,586 or 76.22 percent are men while 1,743 or 23.78 percent are women.

Currently, there are 54,243 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, 2,235 more patients recuperated in the last 24 hours to take the total recoveries in the country to 441,929.

During the period, 15,145 samples were tested in 161 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,106,494 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 8.70 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 16.21 percent. 

The recovery rate in Bangladesh improved further to 87.77 percent.

Bangladesh has one of the lowest case fatality rates or CFR, which measures deaths among Covid-19 patients, at 1.46 percent.

On Monday, the country logged 32 deaths and 1,470 infections from coronavirus after testing 15,669 samples with a positivity rate of 9.38 percent.

Meanwhile, the world recorded 548,832 infections from coronavirus in the last 24 hours till 10am on Monday to take the total global cases to 77,169,553.

Besides, the global death tally has jumped to 1,699,562, including 7,790 deaths reported during the period, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 21,381,441 patients, 21,075,274 are in mild condition while 106,308 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 54,088,550 people have made recovery from Covid-19 globally.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 18,267,579 and 324,869 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 10,056,248 and third highest fatalities of 145,843 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 186,773 and third highest cases of 7,238,600.

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