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Covid: Bangladesh records 327 new cases

21 Feb 2021 15:55, Somoy English Desk
Covid: Bangladesh records 327 new cases
Covid: Bangladesh records 327 new cases

Reported coronavirus cases in Bangladesh have reached 543,351 after the detection of 327 new infections over the past 24 hours till Sunday. 

Besides, seven more deaths were reported from the virus, which is responsible for Covid-19, during the period to take the death toll in the country to 8,349.

All the new deceased are men. Among the total dead, 6,321 are men while 2,028 are women.

Currently, there are 43,635 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, 475 more people recuperated from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours to take total recoveries in the country to 491,367. 

The recovery rate also stands at 90.43 per cent.

During the period, 14,036 samples were tested in 214 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,947,673 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 2.33 per cent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 13.76 per cent

Bangladesh has one of the lowest case fatality rates or CFR, which measures deaths among Covid-19 patients, at 1.54 per cent.

On Saturday, the country recorded five deaths and 350 infections from coronavirus after testing 11,148 samples with a positivity rate of 3.14 per cent.

Meanwhile, coronavirus cases have reached 111,648,055 across the world as of Sunday morning.

Besides, the virus has so far claimed the lives of 2,472,298 people globally, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 22,304,129 patients, 22,267,076 are in mild condition while 93,990 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 86,814,691 Covid-19 patients have made recovery worldwide.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 28,706,473 and 509,875 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 10,991,091 and third highest fatalities of 156,339 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 246,006 and third highest cases of 10,139,148.

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