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Covid: Bangladesh reports 399 fresh cases

23 Feb 2021 15:43, Somoy English Desk
Covid: Bangladesh reports 399 fresh cases
Covid: Bangladesh reports 399 fresh cases

Bangladesh on Tuesday reported 399 new infections over the past 24 hours to take total caseload to 544,116. 

Besides, 18 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 8,374. 

Of the new deceased, 10 are men and eight are women. Among the total dead, 6,335 are men while 2,039 are women.

Currently, there are 42,855 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, 828 more people recuperated from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours to take total recoveries in the country to 492,887. 

The recovery rate also stands at 90.58 per cent.

During the period, 12,748 samples were tested in 214 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,971,524 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 3.13 per cent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 13.70 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 Monday, the country recorded seven deaths and 366 infections from coronavirus after testing 11,103 samples with a positivity rate of 3.30 per cent.

Meanwhile, coronavirus cases have reached 112,261,327 around the world as of Tuesday morning.

Besides, the virus has so far killed 2,485,364 people globally, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 21,989,363 patients, 21,896,115 are in mild condition while 93,248 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 87,786,600 Covid-19 patients have made recovery worldwide.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 28,826,307 and 512,590 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 11,015,863 and third highest fatalities of 156,498 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 247,276 and third highest cases of 10,197,531.

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