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Bangladesh: 1,234 more test positive for Covid-19

24 Dec 2020 16:03, Somoy English Desk
Bangladesh:  1,234 more test positive for Covid-19
Bangladesh: 1,234 more test positive for Covid-19

Bangladesh registered a further 1,234 coronavirus infections over the previous 24 hours till Thursday to bring the total cases to 506,102.

Besides, casualties caused by the virus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, have reached 7,378 with the deaths of 19 more people during the period.

Of the new deceased, 15 are men and four are women. Among the total dead, 5,622 or 76.20 percent are men while 1,756 or 23.80 percent are women.

Currently, there are 52,034 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, 2,345 more patients recuperated in the last 24 hours to take the total recoveries in the country to 446,690. 

During the period, 13,227 samples were tested in 163 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,135,653 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 9.33 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 16.14 percent. 

The recovery rate in Bangladesh improved further to 88.26 percent.

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

On Wednesday, the country logged 30 deaths and 1,367 infections from coronavirus after testing 15,932 samples with a positivity rate of 8.58 percent.

Meanwhile, the world is buckling under the coronavirus registering 689,829 fresh cases over the last 24 hours till 10am on Thursday. In total, confirmed infections around the globe have reached 79,053,928.

Besides, the global death toll from the virus has surged to 1,737,629, including 13,714 deaths reported during the period, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 21,668,104 patients, 21,561,590 are in mild condition while 106,514 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 55,648,195 people have made recovery from Covid-19 globally.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 18,917,152 and 334,218 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 10,123,778 and third highest fatalities of 146,778 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 189,264 and third highest cases of 7,366,677.

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