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Bangladesh’s daily Covid-19 infection rate now below 6 pc

With 890 new Covid-19 patients detected in the last 24 hours the total number of infections in the country rose to 524,910 until Wednesday .

As per the latest data, the daily infection rate dropped to 5.66 percent.

The country recorded 8.29% infection on January 10, 7.52 percent on January 4, and 8.18 percent on January 1.

The country’s fatality number rose to 7,833 with 14 deaths in 24 hours. The death rate stands at 1.49 percent.

So far, 3,40,1506 tests, including 16,338 new ones, have been carried out.

The overall infection rate stood at 15.43 percent, the Directorate General of Health Services said.

However, 469,522 patients – 89.45 percent – have recovered so far.

The country’s infection number reached the 500,000-mark on December 20. The first cases were reported on March 8. The death toll exceeded 7,000 on December 12.

Covid-19 across the world

The global Covid-19 caseload has surpassed 91.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.96 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The total number of cases globally stood at 91,573,149 and the death toll at 1,961,987, as of Wednesday morning, as per the latest data released by the university.

In the US, the world’s worst-hit country, the infection tally is nearing the grim milestone of 23 million.

The country’s total caseload reached 22,836, 244, while the death toll climbed to 380,651 this morning, the university said. Deaths nationwide are running at more than 3,200 a day on an average.

More than 9.3 million Americans have received their first shot of the Covid vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a slow rollout for a campaign that will have to inoculate perhaps 85% of the population, or close to 300 million people, to conquer the outbreak, reports AP.

Brazil registered 1,110 deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 204,690, the Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday.

The country confirmed 64,025 new cases, taking the nationwide count to 8,195,637, it added.

Brazil has been seeing a second wave of Covid outbreaks, with a significant increase in cases since December that has pushed the public healthcare system to the brink of collapse in several regions.

Neighbouring India recorded 10,479,179 cases, while the death toll in the country climbed to 151,327 this morning, the government said.

Source: United News of Bangladesh