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Bangladesh logs 910 new Covid cases

04 Jan 2021 23:19, Somoy English Desk
Bangladesh logs 910 new Covid cases
Bangladesh logs 910 new Covid cases

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Bangladesh have climbed to 516,929 with the detection of 910 new infections over the previous 24 hours till Monday.

Besides, the virus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, killed 24 more people during the period to take the national death toll to 7,650.

Of the new deceased, 18 are men and six are women. Among the total dead, 5,815 are men while 1,835 are women.

Currently, there are 47,764 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, 917 more people recovered from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours to take total recoveries to 461,515.

The recovery rate also continued to improve in the country standing at 89.28 percent.

During the period, 12,096 samples were tested in 180 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,272,423 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 7.52 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 15.80 percent

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

On Sunday, the country recorded 27 deaths and 835 infections from coronavirus after testing 10,925 samples with a positivity rate of 7.64 percent.

Meanwhile, the global death toll from coronavirus has passed 18.5 lakh reaching 1,850,646 as of Monday morning.

Besides, the virus has so far sickened 85,504,375 people around the world, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 23,198,998 patients, 23,092,519 are in mild condition while 106,479 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 60,454,731 Covid-19 patients made recovery worldwide.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 21,113,528 and 360,078 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 10,341,291 and third highest fatalities of 149,686 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 196,018 and third highest cases of 7,733,746.

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