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Covid-19: Bangladesh records 5 deaths in 24 hours

12 Feb 2021 16:06, Somoy English Desk
Covid-19: Bangladesh records 5 deaths in 24 hours
Covid-19: Bangladesh records 5 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh on Friday reported 404 new infections over the last 24 hours to bring the total caseload to 539,975.

Besides, casualties from the virus, which is responsible for Covid-19, have reached 8,253 after the deaths of five more people during the period.

Of the new deceased, four are men and one is woman. Among the total dead, 6,252 are men while 2,001 are women.

Currently, there are 45,329 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, 422 more people recuperated from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours to take total recoveries in the country to 486,393.

The recovery rate also stands at 90.08 per cent.

During the period, 14,328 samples were tested in 210 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,822,345 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 2.82 per cent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 14.13 per cent

Bangladesh has one of the lowest case fatality rates or CFR, which measures deaths among Covid-19 patients, at 1.53 per cent.

On Thursday, the country registered nine deaths and 418 infections from coronavirus after testing 15,776 samples with a positivity rate of 2.65 per cent.

Meanwhile, coronavirus cases have reached 108,296,047 across the world as of Friday morning.

Besides, the virus has so far killed 2,378,824 people globally, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 25,438,521 patients, 25,487,847 are in mild condition while 99,953 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 80,478,702 Covid-19 patients have made recovery worldwide.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 28,002,240 and 486,922 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 10,880,413 and third highest fatalities of 155,484 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 236,397 and third highest cases of 9,716,298.

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