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Bangladesh: Covid recovery rate hits 88pc

23 Dec 2020 15:33, Somoy English Desk
Bangladesh: Covid recovery rate hits 88pc
Bangladesh: Covid recovery rate hits 88pc

Bangladesh on Wednesday recorded 1,367 fresh infections from coronavirus over the last 24 hours, raising the total caseload to 504,868.

Besides, deaths linked to the virus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, have jumped to 7,359 after 30 more people lost their battle to it.

Of the new deceased, 21 are men and nine are women. Among the total dead, 5,607 or 76.19 percent are men while 1,752 or 23.81 percent are women.

Currently, there are 53,164 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, 2,416 more patients recuperated in the last 24 hours to take the total recoveries in the country to 444,345.

During the period, 15,932 samples were tested in 163 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,122,426 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 8.58 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 16.17 percent. 

The recovery rate in Bangladesh improved further to 88.01 percent.

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

On Tuesday, the country logged 17 deaths and 1,318 infections from coronavirus after testing 15,145 samples with a positivity rate of 8.70 percent.

Meanwhile, global coronavirus cases have jumped to 78,364,099 as of Wednesday morning.

Besides, it has so far killed 1,723,915 people around the world, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 21,512,562 patients, 21,406,170 are in mild condition while 106,392 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 55,127,622 people have made recovery from Covid-19 globally.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 18,684,628 and 330,824 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 10,099,308 and third highest fatalities of 146,476 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 188,285 and third highest cases of 7,320,020.

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