Covid-19: Bangladesh records 29 more deaths, 1,788 new

Daily positivity rate stands at 13.02% as country crosses 462,000 mark in total cases

Bangladesh has registered 29 deaths from Covid-19 in the 24 hours to Sunday morning. With the latest development, the total number of deaths reached 6,609 in the country.

The country also logged a total of 462,407 coronavirus cases with 1,788 people testing positive over the same period.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) revealed the latest figures on Covid-19 in the country with a press release on Sunday.

Of the 29 deceased — 23 men and six women — 23 were from Dhaka division, two each from Chittagong and Rangpur, and one each from Rajshahi and Khulna.

All the victims died at different hospitals across the country.

So far, 5,075 men (76.79%) and 1,534 women (23.21%) have died from Covid-19 across the country.

Since the beginning, 3,540 have died in Dhaka division, 1,256 in Chittagong, 402 in Rajshahi, 496 in Khulna, 219 in Barishal, 264 in Sylhet, 300 in Rangpur, and 132 in Mymensingh.

The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.43%.

The health authorities said 2,287 people recovered from the disease over the preceding 24 hours.

So far, 378,172 patients — 81.78% — have made full recovery across the country.

As many as 13,737 samples, including the pending ones, were tested in the 117 authorized labs — government and private — across the country.

The latest figures show an infection rate of 13.02%. The overall infection rate of the country stands at 16.77%.

Currently, 12,833 people are in isolation and 40,655 are quarantined.

Global situation

The number of global Covid-19 cases surged past 62 million on Sunday, according to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), reports UNB.

The number of confirmed cases across the world rose to 62,158,338 while the death toll climbed to 1,450,578.

In the United States, there have been more than 13.23 million cases with 266,014 deaths as of Sunday morning, according to the real-time count kept by JHU.

The number of new Covid-19 cases reported in the US reached 205,557 on Friday, according to data from JHU — the first time its daily figure topped the 200,000 mark. Its previous daily high was 196,000 on November 20, reports AP

Currently, there are nearly 90,000 Covid-19 patients hospitalized across the US, according to the Covid tracking project.

The country has so far recorded more than 4 million official Covid-19 cases in November, representing roughly 30 percent of the country’s case total, according to JHU data.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new guidance last Friday urging Americans to stay home and not travel for Thanksgiving. Yet millions of Americans are traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, India’s Covid-19 tally reached 9,392,919 as 41,810 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, said the health ministry.

According to it, the death toll mounted to 136,696 with 496 new deaths since Saturday morning.

There are still 453,956 active cases in the country, while 8,802,267 coronavirus patients discharged so far from hospitals.

Over the past few days, New Delhi has been witnessing a sudden spike in Covid-19 cases. In the past 24 hours, as many as 4,998 new cases and 89 deaths were recorded, and 6,512 people had recovered, showed the data released by the local health department.

Brazil registered 587 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the national count to 172,561, the Health Ministry said Saturday.