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Bangladesh: Covid recoveries exceed 4.5 lakh

26 Dec 2020 15:57, Somoy English Desk
Bangladesh: Covid recoveries exceed 4.5 lakh
Bangladesh: Covid recoveries exceed 4.5 lakh

Total recoveries from coronavirus passed 4.5 lakh in Bangladesh reaching 450,488 with the recuperation of 1,685 more people from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours till Saturday.

The recovery rate also continued to improve in the country standing at 88.66 percent.

Meanwhile, the country registered 834 new infections from the virus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, during the previous 24 hours to bring the total caseload to 508,099.

Besides, casualties from the virus have jumped to 7,428 with the deaths of 30 more people during the period.

Of the new deceased, 23 are men and seven are women. Among the total dead, 5,659 or 76.18 percent are men while 1,769 or 23.82 percent are women.

Currently, there are 50,183 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, 9,912 samples were tested in 163 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,159,260 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 8.41 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 16.08 percent.

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

On Friday, the country logged 20 deaths and 1,163 infections from coronavirus after testing 13,695 samples with a positivity rate of 9.33 percent.

Meanwhile, the global coronavirus caseload has passed 8 crore reaching 80,207,155 as of Saturday morning.

Besides, the virus has so far taken away lives of 1,757,640 people around the world, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 21,977,994 patients, 21,872,209 are in mild condition while 105,785 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 56,471,521 people have made recovery from Covid-19 globally.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 19,210,166 and 338,263 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 10,169,818 and third highest fatalities of 147,379 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 190,515 and third highest cases of 7,448,560.

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