Update November 8, 2020

Dhaka 3-22 am, 23-September, 2021

Covid-19 claims 18 more lives, 1,474 new cases in Bangladesh

Online Desk

Bangladesh reported 1,474 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours until early Sunday, pushing the caseload to 420,238.

Meanwhile, 18 more patients died from the virus at that time, taking the fatalities to 6,067. The death rate stood at 1.44%, the Directorate General of Health Services said.

So far, 338,145 patients – 80.47% – including 1,577 new 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.

So far, 2,442,602 tests have been carried out, including 12,760 new ones and 17.20% of the patients turned out positive.

Bangladesh is seeing 2467.54 infections, 1985.51 recoveries, and 35.62 deaths per million.

So far, 3,170 people have died in Dhaka division, 1,197 in Chattogram, 373 in Rajshahi, 476 in Khulna, 202 in Barishal, 253 in Sylhet, 270 in Rangpur, and 126 in Mymensingh.

Global situation

The global Covid-19 cases rose to 49,879,743, and the death toll climbed to 1,251, 118 as of Sunday, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

The US had the highest case tally in the world, as the country recorded 9,861,881 cases with 237,113 fatalities.

India’s Covid-19 tally reached 8,507,754 on Sunday as 45,674 new cases were registered across the country in the past 24 hours, according to the latest data released by its health ministry.

With 559 deaths since Saturday morning, Covid-19 death in the country reached 126,121, showed the ministry’s data.

Still, there are 512,665 active Covid-19 cases in India, while 7,868,968 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.

Brazil has the third-highest caseload in the world, after the United States and India, and the second-highest death toll from the disease, after the United States.

The country registered 254 more Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the national count to 162,269, its health ministry said on Saturday.

Meanwhile, 22,380 new Covid-19 cases were recorded, taking the nationwide tally to 5,653,561, it said.

Covid-19 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.

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