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Covid: 470 infected in Bangladesh in 24 hours

26 Feb 2021 15:55, Somoy English Desk
Covid: 470 infected in Bangladesh in 24 hours
Covid: 470 infected in Bangladesh in 24 hours

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Bangladesh have reached 545,424 with the detection of 470 more infections over the last 24 hours till Friday.

Besides, 11 more people died from the virus, which is responsible for Covid-19, during the period, taking the death toll in the country to 8,395. 

Of the new deceased, six are men and five are women. Among the total dead, 6,349 are men while 2,046 are women.

Currently, there are 41,531 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, 743 more people recuperated from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours to take total recoveries in the country to 495,498. 

The recovery rate also stands at 90.85 per cent.

During the period, 15,032 samples were tested in 214 labs across the country. With this, a total of 4,018,268 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 13.57 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 Thursday, 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 reached 2,519,255 as of Friday morning.

Besides, the virus has so far sickened 113,544,338 people across the world, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 21,896,032 patients, 21,804,615 are in mild condition while 91,417 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 89,129,051 Covid-19 patients have made recovery worldwide.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 29,052,262 and 520,785 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 11,063,038 and third highest fatalities of 156,861 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 251,661 and third highest cases of 10,393,886.

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