Update September 18, 2020

Dhaka 3-30 pm, 31-October, 2020

Bangladesh sees 22 new Covid-19 deaths, 1,541 new cases

Mirajul Moin Joy

Twenty-two more Covid-19 deaths were reported in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours until Friday morning, pushing up the death tally to 4,881.

Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus death on March 18.

The current mortality rate is 1.41 percent, according to a handout from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Meanwhile, the health authorities said 1,541 new cases were detected during this period after testing 12,730 samples. Bangladesh has so far conducted 1,796,509 tests and 19.25 percent of the samples were found to be positive.

Bangladesh’s total caseload has reached 345,805. The first cases were reported on March 8. Currently, there are 87,048 active cases.

So far, 252,335 patients (72.97 percent of the total infected) have recovered – 1,923 of them in the past 24 hours.

In per one million population, 2,030.49 cases are being recorded and 1,481.65 are recovering while 28.66 are dying.

Twenty of the new deceased are aged above 50 years and two others are aged between 41 and 50 years.

So far, 2,382 coronavirus patients have died in Dhaka division, 1,021 in Chattogram, 329 in Rajshahi, 413 in Khulna, 183 in Barishal, 220 in Sylhet, 230 in Rangpur and 103 in Mymensingh.

Across the country, 16,922 people are in isolation and 47,644 are quarantined.

Global situation

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 30 million on Friday, according to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The global case count reached 30,065,728, with 944,604 deaths worldwide, the data showed.

The United States reported the most cases and deaths at 6,674,070 and 197,615, respectively.

India recorded 5,118,253 cases, ranking second in the world. Brazil followed India with 4,455,386 cases and 134,935 deaths, the second-highest death toll.

Countries with more than 650,000 cases also include Russia, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and South Africa, while other countries with over 35,000 deaths include India, Mexico, Britain and Italy.

Global cases topped 10 million on June 28 and rose to 20 million on August 10. It took 43 days for the global caseload to jump from 10 million to 20 million and 38 days from 20 million to 30 million.

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