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Covid deaths stand at 8,400 in Bangladesh

27 Feb 2021 16:20, Somoy English Desk
Covid deaths stand at 8,400 in Bangladesh
Covid deaths stand at 8,400 in Bangladesh

Total coronavirus cases in Bangladesh have jumped to 545,831 with the registration of 407 new infections over the previous 24 hours till Saturday.

Besides, five more people succumbed to the virus, which is responsible for Covid-19, during the period, taking the death toll in the country to 8,400. 

Of the new deceased, four are men and one is woman. Among the total dead, 6,354 are men while 2,047 are women.

Currently, there are 41,324 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, 609 more people recuperated from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours to take total recoveries in the country to 496,107. 

The recovery rate also stands at 90.89 per cent.

During the period, 12,348 samples were tested in 214 labs across the country. With this, a total of 4,030,616 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 3.30 per cent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 13.54 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 Friday, the country recorded 11 deaths and 470 infections from coronavirus after testing 15,032 samples with a positivity rate of 3.13 per cent.

Meanwhile, the global death toll from coronavirus has surged to 2,529,393 as of Saturday morning.

Besides, the virus has so far sickened 113,987,961 people across the world, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 21,916,367 patients, 21,825,373 are in mild condition while 90,994 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 89,542,201 Covid-19 patients have made recovery worldwide.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 29,136,912 and 523,082 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 11,079,094 and third highest fatalities of 156,970 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 252,988 and third highest cases of 10,457,794.

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