Covid: Bangladesh records 410 more cases

25 Feb 2021 16:23, Somoy English Desk
Covid: Bangladesh records 410 more cases
Covid: Bangladesh records 410 more cases

Bangladesh on Thursday recorded 410 new infections from coronavirus during the latest 24 hours to bring the total cases to 544,954. 

Besides, five more deaths were reported from the virus, which is responsible for Covid-19, during the period, raising the national death toll to 8,384. 

Of the new deceased, four are men and one is woman. Among the total dead, 6,343 are men while 2,041 are women.

Currently, there are 41,815 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, 957 more people recuperated from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours to take total recoveries in the country to 494,755.

The recovery rate also stands at 90.79 per cent.

During the period, 15,560 samples were tested in 214 labs across the country. With this, a total of 4,003,236 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 2.63 per cent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 13.61 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 Wednesday, the country recorded five deaths and 428 infections from coronavirus after testing 16,152 samples with a positivity rate of 2.65 per cent.

Meanwhile, the global death toll from coronavirus has crossed 25 lakh reaching 2,508,881 as of Thursday morning.

Besides, the virus has so far infected 113,097,102 people across the world, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 21,877,029 patients, 21,785,211 are in mild condition while 91,818 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 88,711,192 Covid-19 patients have made recovery worldwide.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 28,974,623 and 518,363 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 11,046,432 and third highest fatalities of 156,742 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 250,079 and third highest cases of 10,326,008.


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