Bangladesh: 391 more infected with Covid-19

18 Feb 2021 16:17, Somoy English Desk
Bangladesh: 391 more infected with Covid-19
Bangladesh: 391 more infected with Covid-19

Reported coronavirus cases in Bangladesh have reached 542,268 after the health authorities announced the detection of 391 fresh infections over the last 24 hours till Thursday.

Besides, 15 new deaths were reported from the virus, which is responsible for Covid-19, during the period to take the national death tally to 8,329.

Of the new deceased, 12 are men and three are women. Among the total dead, 6,035 are men while 2,024 are women.

Currently, there are 44,007 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, 678 more people recuperated from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours to take total recoveries in the country to 489,932.

The recovery rate also stands at 90.35 per cent.

During the period, 14,603 samples were tested in 214 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,908,257 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 13.87 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 Wednesday, the country recorded 16 deaths and 443 infections from coronavirus after testing 16,612 samples with a positivity rate of 2.67 per cent.

Meanwhile, coronavirus cases have reached 110,431,584 around the world as of Thursday morning.

Besides, the virus has so far killed 2,440,948 people globally, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 22,664,075 patients, 22,568,797 are in mild condition while 96,071 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 85,326,561 Covid-19 patients have made recovery worldwide.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 28,453,526 and 502,544 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 10,950,201 and third highest fatalities of 156,038 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 242,178 and third highest cases of 9,979,276.


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