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Covid-19: Bangladesh confirms 326 more cases

14 Feb 2021 15:40, Somoy English Desk
Covid-19: Bangladesh confirms 326 more cases
Covid-19: Bangladesh confirms 326 more cases

Bangladesh on Sunday recorded 326 new infections from coronavirus over the previous 24 hours, bringing the total cases to 540,592.

Besides, fatalities from the virus, which is responsible for Covid-19, have reached 8,274 with the deaths of eight more people during the period.

Of the new deceased, five are men and three are women. Among the total dead, 6,264 are men while 2,010 are women.

Currently, there are 45,089 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, 462 more people recuperated from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours to take total recoveries in the country to 487,229.

The recovery rate also stands at 90.13 per cent.

During the period, 12,900 samples were tested in 210 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,848,116 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 2.53 per cent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 14.05 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 Saturday, the country registered 13 deaths and 291 infections from coronavirus after testing 12,871 samples with a positivity rate of 2.26 per cent.

Meanwhile, the death toll from coronavirus has reached 2,405,397 across the world as of Sunday morning.

Besides, the virus has so far infected 109,102,930 people globally, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 25,419,076 patients, 25,470,644 are in mild condition while 98,686 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 81,278,457 Covid-19 patients have made recovery worldwide.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 28,196,964 and 496,063 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 10,904,940 and third highest fatalities of 155,673 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 238,647 and third highest cases of 9,811,255.

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