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​​​​​​​Bangladesh’s daily Covid-19 infection rate stays below 4%

Bangladesh recorded a daily infection rate of 3.76% with 454 new cases reported until early Friday.

The country saw a daily infection rate of 3.34% on January 24, 5.49% on January 18, 4.90% on January 14, 7.52% on January 4, and 8.18% on January 1.

Bangladesh has recorded 534,407 infections so far since it reported the first cases on March 8.

And the country’s fatality number rose to 8,094 and death rate to 1.51%, with seven more Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, since the first fatality was reported on March 18.

So far, 3,627,413 tests, including 12,075 new ones, have been carried out. The overall infection rate stood at 14.73%, the Directorate General of Health Services said.

However, 478,960 patients – 89.62% – have recovered so far.

The worldwide Covid-19 infections crossed 101 million on Friday.

And the death toll from Covid-19 continued its relentless march upwards, with nearly 2.2 million people known to have died around the world.

The worldwide number of Covid-19 cases reached 101,517,663 and fatalities rose to 2,192,399, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The US – the world’s worst-hit country – reported 25,766,740 cases and 433,195 deaths.

Meanwhile, India confirmed 10,720,048 cases and 154,010 deaths until Friday. And Brazil’s case tally reached 9,058,687 and fatalities stood at 221,547.

Covid-19 vaccination in Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched a Covid-19 vaccination drive at Kurmitola General Hospital in the capital on January 27.

Health Minister ZahidMaleque said “70 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccines are now available in the country. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is the safest one in the world.”

Source: United News of Bangladesh