Update November 21, 2020

Dhaka 8-15 am, 04-December, 2020

Bangladesh sees 28 more Covid-19 deaths; 1,848 new cases

Mirajul Moin Joy

Bangladesh saw a rise in deaths from coronavirus infections as health authorities reported 28 more deaths in 24 hours until Saturday, pursing the death toll to 6,350.

During this period,1,848 new cases were detected, bringing the total tally to 445,281.

The death rate stood at 1.43 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services.

So far, 360,352 patients — 80.93 percent — including 1,921new ones in the last 24 hours have recovered.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8. The infection number 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.

Until now, 2,635,202 tests have been carried out, including 12,643 new ones, and 14.61 percent of the patients turned out to be positive.

Bangladesh is seeing 2614.59 infections, 2115.90 recoveries, and 37.29 deaths per million.

Global situation

Confirmed COVID-19 cases have surpassed 57.5 million globally with over 1.3 million fatalities on Saturday, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

According to the data compiled by JHU, the death toll from Covid-19 shot up to 1,372,182 while the total caseload reached at 57, 564,083 as of Saturday.

The US, which is the worst affected country, has reported 11,910, 858 cases with 254,413 fatalities as of Saturday morning, the data showed.

The surging coronavirus is taking an increasingly dire toll across the U.S. just as a vaccine appears close at hand, with the country now averaging over 1,300 COVID-19 deaths per day — the highest level since the calamitous spring in and around New York City, reports AP.

The overall U.S. death toll has reached about 254,000, by far the most in the world. Confirmed infections have eclipsed more than 11.8 million, after the biggest one-day gain on record Thursday — almost 188,000. And the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 hit another all-time high at more than 80,000.

Besides, which is the third listed country in case of the number of Covid-19 cases and second worst hit country in number of deaths, has registered 6,020,164 cases while the country reported 168,613 deaths.

India’s COVID-19 tally reached 9,050,597 on Saturday even as 46,232 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, said the latest data from the health ministry.

According to the data, the death toll mounted to 132,726 as 564 more patients died since Friday morning.

There are still 439,747 active cases in the country, while 8,478,124 people have been discharged from hospitals after medical treatment, added the ministry’s latest data.

Meanwhile, the COVID vaccine Covaxin, which is being developed by India’s biotechnology company Bharat Biotech International Limited, entered the third phase of trial on Friday.

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