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Bangladesh: Covid recovery rate eclipses 89pc

31 Dec 2020 16:03, Somoy English Desk
Bangladesh: Covid recovery rate eclipses 89pc
Bangladesh: Covid recovery rate eclipses 89pc

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Bangladesh have reached 513,510 with the detection of 1,014 new infections over the latest 24 hours till Thursday.

Besides, the virus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, claimed the lives of 28 more people to push the national death tally to 7,559. 

Of the new deceased, 21 are men and seven are women. Among the total dead, 5,754 or 76.12 percent are men while 1,805 or 23.88 percent are women.

Currently, there are 48,492 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, 1,389 more people recovered from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours to take total recoveries to 457,459. 

The recovery rate also continued to improve in the country standing at 89.08 percent.

During the period, 13,254 samples were tested in 180 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,227,598 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 7.65 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 15.91 percent.

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

On Wednesday, the country logged 22 deaths and 1,235 infections from coronavirus after testing 15,229 samples with a positivity rate of 8.11 percent.

Meanwhile, the world saw a record number of 15,758 deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours till 10am on Thursday.

In total, the global death toll from the virus has surged to 1,812,108, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Besides, the virus has so far infected 83,063,033 people, including 738,458 during the period.

Of the currently infected 22,383,914 patients, 22,277,311 are in mild condition while 106,603 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 58,867,011 people have made recovery from Covid-19 globally.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 20,216,991 and 350,778 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 10,267,283 and third highest fatalities of 148,774 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 193,940 and third highest cases of 7,619,970.

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