Bangladesh reports 1837 new coronavirus cases, 21 deaths
Bangladesh reported 1837 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours until Sunday morning, taking the country’s overall tally to 432,333.
Besides, 21 more deaths were reported in the same period, driving total fatalities to 6,194.
So far, 349,542 patients (80.85 percent) have recovered — 1693 in the last 24 hours.
The fatality rate in Bangladesh is 1.43 percent, the Directorate General of Health Services said.
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 6,000 on November 4.
So far, 2,541,194 tests have been carried out, including 14,060 new tests, and 17.01 percent of them have turned out positive.
Global coronavirus cases are getting close to 54 million with 1,310,433 deaths since the virus emerged in China late last year.
The number of globally confirmed coronavirus cases reached 53,852,537 as of Sunday morning, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
In terms of the total number of cases and fatalities, the US leads with over 10,891,007 cases and 245,578 deaths.
The second-highest number of cases has been confirmed in India with 8,773,479 followed by Brazil with 5,848,959, France with 1,915,713, Russia with 1,887,836, Spain with 1,458, 591 and the UK with 1,347,907 cases.
Brazil’s Covid-19 death toll hit 165,658 on Saturday after 921 deaths were reported in 24 hours, according to its Ministry of Health.
Meanwhile, the Latin American country registered 38,307 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the national count to 5,848,959.