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Bangladesh: Daily Covid positivity rate drops to 7.05pc

02 Jan 2021 15:54, Somoy English Desk
Bangladesh: Daily Covid positivity rate drops to 7.05pc
Bangladesh: Daily Covid positivity rate drops to 7.05pc

Bangladesh on Saturday recorded a further 684 cases over the last 24 hours, bringing the total caseload to 515,184.

Besides, deaths linked to the virus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, has reached 7,599 with the 23 more people losing their battle to it during the period. 

Of the new deceased, 17 are men and six are women. Among the total dead, 5,781 or 76.08 percent are men while 1,818 or 23.92 percent are women.

Currently, there are 47,965 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, 964 more people recovered from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours to take total recoveries to 459,620

The recovery rate also continued to improve in the country standing at 89.21 percent.

During the period, 9,701 samples were tested in 180 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,249,402 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 7.05 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 15.85 percent.

Bangladesh has one of the lowest case fatality rates or CFR, which measures deaths among Covid-19 patients, at 1.48 percent.

On Friday, the country logged 17 deaths and 990 infections from coronavirus after testing 12,103 samples with a positivity rate of 8.18 percent.

Meanwhile, the global coronavirus cases have reached 84,377,385 as of the Saturday morning.

Besides, the virus has so far taken the lives of 1,835,234 people around the world, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 22,902,743 patients, 22,796,182 are in mild condition while 106,561 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 59,639,408 people have made recovery from Covid-19 globally.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 20,617,346 and 356,445 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 10,305,788 and third highest fatalities of 149,218 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 195,441 and third highest cases of 7,700,578.

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