Covid: Daily positivity rate in Bangladesh drops to 3.96pc

21 Jan 2021 17:16, Somoy English Desk
Covid: Daily positivity rate in Bangladesh drops to 3.96pc
Covid: Daily positivity rate in Bangladesh drops to 3.96pc

Bangladesh recorded 584 new infections from coronavirus over the previous 24 hours till Thursday, raising the total caseload to 530,271.

Besides, casualties from the virus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, have jumped to 7,966 with the deaths of 16 more people during the period.

Of the new deceased, 11 are men and five are women. Among the total dead, 6,037 are men while 1,929 are women.

Currently, there are 47,231 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, 602 more people recuperated from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours to take total recoveries in the country to 475.074.

The recovery rate also continued to improve standing at 89.59 per cent.

During the period, 14,761 samples were tested in 200 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,515,428 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 3.96 per cent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 15.08 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 Wednesday, the country registered eight deaths and 656 infections from coronavirus after testing 15,410 samples with a positivity rate of 4.26 per cent.

Meanwhile, confirmed coronavirus cases have reached 97,305,356 around the world as of Thursday morning.

Besides, the world has so far recorded 2,083,203 virus fatalities, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 25,374,638 patients, 25,262,301 are in mild condition while 112,337 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 69,847,515 Covid-19 patients have made recovery worldwide.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 24,998,975 and 415,894 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 10,611,719 and third highest fatalities of 152,906 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 212,893 and third highest cases of 8,639,868.


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