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Covid: Bangladesh registers 1,235 new infections

30 Dec 2020 16:28, Somoy English Desk
Covid: Bangladesh registers 1,235 new infections
Covid: Bangladesh registers 1,235 new infections

Bangladesh on Wednesday recorded 1,235 more infections from coronavirus over a 24-hour period to take the total cases to 512,496.

Besides, the death toll from the virus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, has reached 7,531 after it claimed the lives of 22 more people during the period.

Of the new deceased, 16 are men and six are women. Among the total dead, 5,733 or 76.13 percent are men while 1,798 or 23.87 percent are women.

Currently, there are 48,895 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, 1,507 more people recovered from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours to take total recoveries to 456,070.

The recovery rate also continued to improve in the country standing at 88.99 percent.

During the period, 15,229 samples were tested in 180 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,214,344 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 8.11 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 15.94 percent.

Bangladesh has one of the lowest case fatality rates or CFR, which measures deaths among Covid-19 patients, at 1.47 percent.

On Tuesday, the country logged 30 deaths and 1,181 infections from coronavirus after testing 14,588 samples with a positivity rate of 8.10 percent.

Meanwhile, the global death toll from coronavirus has reached 1,796,350 as of Wednesday morning.

Besides, the virus has so far sickened 82,324,575 people around the world, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 22,191,048 patients, 22,085,149 are in mild condition while 105,899 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 58,337,177 people have made recovery from Covid-19 globally.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 19,977,704 and 346,579 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 10,245,326 and third highest fatalities of 148,475 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 192,716 and third highest cases of 7,564,117.

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