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Bangladesh: Virus deaths stand at 535,139

31 Jan 2021 15:19, Somoy English Desk
Bangladesh: Virus deaths stand at 535,139
Bangladesh: Virus deaths stand at 535,139

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Bangladesh have reached 535,139 after 369 more people tested positive for the virus over the previous 24 hours till Sunday.

Besides, 16 new virus deaths were reported during the period, bringing the national death tally to 8,127.

Of the new deceased, 14 are men and two are women. Among the total dead, 6,157 are men while 1,970 are women.

Currently, there are 47,268 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, 447 more people recuperated from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours to take total recoveries in the country to 479,744.

The recovery rate also stands at 89.65 per cent.

During the period, 12,225 samples were tested in 204 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,651,722 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 3.02 per cent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 14.65 per cent

Bangladesh has one of the lowest case fatality rates or CFR, which measures deaths among Covid-19 patients, at 1.52 per cent.

On Saturday, the country registered 17 deaths and 363 infections from coronavirus after testing 12,084 samples with a positivity rate of 3 per cent.

Meanwhile, infections from coronavirus across the world have surged to 103,135,007 as of Sunday morning.

Besides, the world has so far recorded 2,229,456 fatalities from the virus, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 26,143,124 patients, 26,038,741 are in mild condition while 108,361 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 74,762,427 Covid-19 patients have made recovery worldwide.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 26,655,740 and 450,381 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 10,747,091 and third highest fatalities of 154,312 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 223,971 and third highest cases of 9,176,975.

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