Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 446 new cases

15 Feb 2021 15:42, Somoy English Desk
Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 446 new cases
Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 446 new cases

Bangladesh has reported 446 fresh infections from coronavirus over the latest 24 hours till Monday to take the total cases to 541,038. 

Besides, fatalities from the virus, which is responsible for Covid-19, have reached 8,285 after the health authorities announced 11 more deaths during the period.

Of the new deceased, seven are men and four are women. Among the total dead, 6,271 are men while 2,014 are women.

Currently, there are 44,883 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, 641 more people recuperated from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours to take total recoveries in the country to 487,870. 

The recovery rate also stands at 90.17 per cent.

During the period, 14,138 samples were tested in 210 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,862,254 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 3.15 per cent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 14.01 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 Sunday, the country registered eight deaths and 326 infections from coronavirus after testing 12,900 samples with a positivity rate of 2.53 per cent.

Meanwhile, the death toll from coronavirus has jumped to 2,411,499 across the world as of Monday morning.

Besides, the virus has so far sickened 109,390,396 people globally, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 25,353,593 patients, 25,406,569 are in mild condition while 98,476 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 81,625,304 Covid-19 patients have made recovery worldwide.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 28,261,470 and 497,174 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 10,916,589 and third highest fatalities of 155,764 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 239,294 and third highest cases of 9,834,513.


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