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Bangladesh: Total Covid recoveries approaching 4.5 lakh

25 Dec 2020 15:51, Somoy English Desk
Bangladesh: Total Covid recoveries approaching 4.5 lakh
Bangladesh: Total Covid recoveries approaching 4.5 lakh

Total recoveries from coronavirus are nearing 4.5 lakh in Bangladesh reaching 448,803 as of Friday with the recuperation of 2,113 more people from Covid-19 over the last 24 hours.

The recovery rate also continued to improve in the country standing at 88.47 percent.

Meanwhile, the country recorded 1,163 fresh infections from the virus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, during the previous 24 hours, pushing the total cases to 507,265.

Besides, fatalities from the virus have surged to 7,398 with the deaths of 20 more people during the period.

Of the new deceased, 14 are men and six are women. Among the total dead, 5,636 or 76.18 percent are men while 1,762 or 23.82 percent are women.

Currently, there are 51,064 active cases in the country.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) disclosed the information through a press release in the afternoon.

During the period, 13,695 samples were tested in 163 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,149,348 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 8.49 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 16.11 percent.

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

On Thursday, the country logged 19 deaths and 1,234 infections from coronavirus after testing 13,227 samples with a positivity rate of 9.33 percent.

Meanwhile, the global coronavirus caseload is approaching 8 crore reaching 79,731,581 as of Friday morning.

Besides, the virus has so far claimed the lives of 1,749,429 people around the world, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 21,853,241 patients, 21,746,970 are in mild condition while 106,271 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 56,128,911 people have made recovery from Covid-19 globally.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 19,111,326 and 337,066 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 10,147,468 and third highest fatalities of 147,128 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 190,032 and third highest cases of 7,425,593.

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