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Covid: Bangladesh adds 619 more cases

22 Jan 2021 16:07, Somoy English Desk
Covid: Bangladesh adds 619 more cases
Covid: Bangladesh adds 619 more cases

The coronavirus caseload in Bangladesh has reached 530,890 with the detection of 619 more cases over the last 24 hours till Friday.

Besides, 15 more casualties from the virus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, were registered during the period to take the national death tally to 7,981. 

Of the new deceased, 10 are men and five are women. Among the total dead, 6,047 are men while 1,934 are women.

Currently, there are 47,348 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, 487 more people recuperated from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours to take total recoveries in the country to 475,561. 

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

During the period, 14,846 samples were tested in 200 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,530,274 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 4.17 per cent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 15.04 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 Thursday, the country recorded 16 deaths and 584 infections from coronavirus after testing 14,761 samples with a positivity rate of 3.96 per cent.

Meanwhile, the global death toll from coronavirus has reached 2,100,404 as of Friday morning.

Besides, the virus has so far infected 98,089,877 people around the world, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 25,521,501 patients, 25,410,156 are in mild condition while 111,345 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 70,467,972 Covid-19 patients have made recovery worldwide.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 25,196,086 and 420,285 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 10,626,200 and third highest fatalities of 153,067 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 214,228 and third highest cases of 8,699,814.

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