Bangladesh sees 17 more Covid deaths, 1842 new cases
Bangladesh’s coronavirus fatalities soares to 6,021 on Thursday after the health authorities confirmed 17 more deaths.
Meanwhile, 1,842 new cases were reported, pushing the nationwide caseload to 416,006. So far, 333,588 patients have recovered.
The fatality rate in Bangladesh is 1.45 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 5,000 on Sept 22.
So far, 2,404,902 tests have been carried out, including 15,225 new tests, and 17.3 percent of them have turned out to be positive.
Bangladesh is seeing 2,442.69 infections, 1,958.75 recoveries and 35.35 deaths per million.
The number of global coronavirus cases approached 48 million on Thursday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
According to the data, the death toll from the virus climbed to 1,223,456 while the total caseload climbed to 47,997,816 in the morning.
The US has the highest case tally in the world at 9.4 million and highest death toll at 233,651.
India is second in the number of cases (8.3 million) and third in deaths at 123,611.
Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year and the World Health Organization declared it a pandemic in March. There is currently no vaccine for the virus.