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Covid-19: Bangladesh sees spike in new deaths

Bangladesh’s Covid-19 fatalities rose to 7,280 until early Sunday with 38 more deaths from the virus

Also, 1,153 new cases were reported at that time, taking the country’s caseload to 500,713.

The death rate now stands at 1.45%, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

Up to now, 3,075,680 tests have been carried out, including 13,316 new ones. The overall infection rate stands at 16.28%. However, 437,527 patients – 87.38% – have recovered so far.

Bangladesh is seeing 2,940.07 infections, 2,569.06 recoveries, and 42.75 deaths per million.

The country 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 7,000 on December 12.

Global situation

As Covid-19 is continuing its spread across the world, over 76.3 million people have been infected globally and 1,686,873 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

But the numbers are thought to be higher because of insufficient testing in many countries.

Johns Hopkins University data also shows that the virus is surging in many regions and areas of 191 countries.

The world’s worst-hit country the US reported 17,658,051 cases and 316,176 deaths until Sunday afternoon.

India’s infection tally reached 10,031,223, and its death toll stood at 145,477 at that time.

And Brazil’s Covid-19 death toll rose to 186,356, and the country’s caseload reached 7,213,155.

The Latin American nation had the world’s second-highest Covid-19 death toll, only behind the US. Also, it had the third-highest caseload, surpassed only by the US and India.

Source: United News of Bangladesh