Update October 26, 2020

Dhaka 7-38 am, 04-December, 2020

1,436 new cases across the country 15 new deaths recorded

Mirajul Moin Joy

The number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise in Bangladesh as health authorities detected 1,436 new cases across the country in 24 hours until Monday, taking the total to 400,251.

Fifteen more patients died from Covid-19 during the period, raising the death toll to 5,818.

Besides, 1,493 patients recovered from the disease, and the number of total recoveries from coronavirus have jumped to 316,600.

The fatality rate in Bangladesh is 1.45 percent, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

The daily infection rate on Monday was recorded 10.44 percent upon testing 13,758 samples in 24 hours. 17.62 percent of the tested 22,71,347 samples so far have turned out to be Covid-19 positive.

The recovery rate has climbed to 79.10 percent in Bangladesh, the health authorities said.

Bangladesh is seeing 2350.18 infections, 1859 recoveries and 34.16 deaths per million.

Currently, there are 77.833 active cases in the country.

Of the total victims, 4,480 are men and 1,338 are women. Of the latest 15 victims, 14 are aged above 50 years and one other is aged between 21 and 30 years.

So far, 3,005 people have died in Dhaka division, 1,157 in Chattogram, 370 in Rajshahi, 464 in Khulna, 198 in Barishal, 242 in Sylhet, 261 in Rangpur and 121 in Mymensingh.

Across the country, 12,045 people are now in isolation and 39,610 in quarantine.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8. The number of cases reached the 300,000-mark on August 26. The first death was reported on March 18 and the death toll exceeded 5,000 on Sept 22.

The confirmed COVID-19 cases have surpassed 42.9 million globally as of Monday morning, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The confirmed deaths toll has been registered over 1.15million globally. Besides, global recoveries have been recorded over 28.8 million, according to the data.

Worst-hit countries

Currently, eight countries have over one million cases, the JHU says.

On Saturday, Colombia became the latest country to surpass the one million mark of COVID-19 infections.

The other countries are- US, India, Brazil, Russia, France, Argentina and Spain.

The US has registered over 225,000 deaths and more than 8.6 million infections – both the highest in the world.

New US virus cases have surpassed 83,700 for the 2nd day in a row.

Data published by the JHU shows that 83,718 new cases in the US were reported Saturday, nearly matching the 83,757 infections reported Friday.

Before that, the most cases reported in the United States on a single day had been 77,362 on July 16, reports AP.

Meanwhile, India’s daily coronavirus cases have dropped to nearly 50,000, maintaining a downturn over the last few weeks, according to an AP report.

India’s Health Ministry says 50,129 new cases have taken the overall tally to nearly 7.9 million on Sunday. It also reported 578 deaths in the past 24 hours, raising total fatalities to 118,534.

Besides, the third hard-hit country Brazil has recorded 5,380,635 cases and 156, 903 deaths.

Spain declares emergency

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Sunday declared a second nationwide state of emergency amid a resurgence in coronavirus infections, says another AP report.

Also read: Spain orders nationwide curfew to stem worsening outbreak

Sánchez said his government will impose a 15-day nationwide curfew. Regions across Spain, except in the Canary Islands, will be subject to a curfew at night from 11:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m.

Vaccine in US

American physician and immunologist Dr Anthony Fauci says a COVID-19 vaccine could be available in the United States before the end of the year if proved to be “safe and effective”.

The US government scientist told that the limited first doses would go to people according to a set prioritisation – and that it would take “several months into 2021” before it was more widely available.

He added that the vaccine wouldn’t replace the need for public health measures to be in place to help protect people from the virus for a considerable time, reports BBC.

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