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Covid-19: Bangladesh sees 8 deaths in 24 hours

20 Jan 2021 17:14, Somoy English Desk
Covid-19: Bangladesh sees 8 deaths in 24 hours
Covid-19: Bangladesh sees 8 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh on Wednesday reported 656 fresh infections from coronavirus during the last 24 hours to bring the total cases to 529,687.

Besides, fatalities from the virus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, have reached 7,950 with the deaths of eight more people during the period.

All the eight new deceased are men. Among the total dead, 6,026 are men while 1,924 are women.

Currently, there are 47,265 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, 617 more people recuperated from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours to take total recoveries in the country to 474,472.

The recovery rate also continued to improve standing at 89.58 per cent.

During the period, 15,410 samples were tested in 199 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,500,667 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 4.26 per cent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 15.13 per cent

Bangladesh has one of the lowest case fatality rates or CFR, which measures deaths among Covid-19 patients, at 1.50 per cent.

On Tuesday, the country registered 20 deaths and 702 infections from coronavirus after testing 15,097 samples with a positivity rate of 4.65 per cent.

Meanwhile, the global coronavirus cases have climbed to 96,624,404 as of Wednesday morning.

Besides, the world has so far suffered 2,065,672 virus casualties, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 25,285,726 patients, 25,173,555 are in mild condition while 112,171 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 69,273,006 Covid-19 patients have made recovery worldwide.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 24,806,964 and 411,486 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 10,596,442 and third highest fatalities of 152,754 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 211,511 and third highest cases of 8,575,742.

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