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Covid-19: 396 more test positive in Bangladesh

16 Feb 2021 15:57, Somoy English Desk
Covid-19: 396 more test positive in Bangladesh
Covid-19: 396 more test positive in Bangladesh

The coronavirus caseload in Bangladesh has reached 541,434 with the detection of 396 more infections over the last 24 hours till Tuesday.

Besides, 13 new fatalities were reported from the virus, which is responsible for Covid-19, during the period to take the national death tally to 8,298. 

Of the new deceased, 10 are men and three are women. Among the total dead, 6,281 are men while 2,017 are women.

Currently, there are 44,515 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, 751 more people recuperated from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours to take total recoveries in the country to 488,621. 

The recovery rate also stands at 90.25 per cent.

During the period, 14,788 samples were tested in 212 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,877,042 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 2.68 per cent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 13.97 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 Monday, the country registered 11 deaths and 446 infections from coronavirus after testing 14,138 samples with a positivity rate of 3.15 per cent.

Meanwhile, the death toll from coronavirus has reached 2,418,728 around the world as of Tuesday morning.

Besides, the virus has so far sickened 109,675,503 people globally, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 22,889,232 patients, 22,943,868 are in mild condition while 97,706 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 84,367,543 Covid-19 patients have made recovery worldwide.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 28,317,703 and 498,203 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 10,925,710 and third highest fatalities of 155,840 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 239,895 and third highest cases of 9,866,710.

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