Covid-19: Bangladesh sees 1568 new cases, 18 deaths

Bangladesh on Sunday registered 1,568 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, pushing the caseload to 409,252.

Besides, 18 more patients died from Covid-19 during the period, taking the fatalities to 5,941.

So far, 325940 patients have recovered from the disease– 1,795 in the last 24 hours.

The fatality rate in Bangladesh is 1.45 percent, the Directorate General of Health Services said.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8. The number of cases reached the 300,000-mark on August 26. The first death was reported on March 18 and the death toll exceeded 5,000 on Sept 22.

So far, 23,48,811 tests have been carried out, including 12,549 new tests, and 17.42 percent of them have turned out positive.

Bangladesh is seeing 2403.03 infections, 1913.84 recoveries and 34.88 deaths per million.

So far, 3,093 people have died in Dhaka division, 1,176 in Chattogram, 371 in Rajshahi, 470 in Khulna, 200 in Barishal, 247 in Sylhet, 262 in Rangpur and 122 in Mymensingh.

Global Situation

The number of global coronavirus cases rose close to 46 million on Sunday, according to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University.

In the morning, the total caseload stood at 45,960,780 with 1,193,859 fatalities.

Also read: Global Covid-19 cases near 46 million

The US is the worst-hit country with 9,116,186 cases and 230,345 deaths, according to the data.

Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year. The World Health Organisation declared it a pandemic in March.

Besides, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said “Governments should focus on tackling the virus and avoid politicization.”

He called on countries to keep investing in the health system and workforce, and improving testing, tracing and treatment of all cases.

The WHO Chief said this while attending a meeting of WHO Emergency Committee on Covid-19 on Friday

Source: United News of Bangladesh