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Covid-19 in Bangladesh: 21 more die, 578 infected

Bangladesh’s Covid-19 fatalities soared to 7,883 as the health authorities confirmed 21 more deaths in 24 hours until Saturday.

As per the latest data, the daily infection rate dropped to 4.73 percent.

The country recorded a daily infection rate of 4.90 percent on January 14, 8.29 percent on January 10, 7.52 percent on January 4, and 8.18 percent on January 1.

Country’s Covid-19 caseload stands at 527,063 with 578 new cases during the period.

The fatality rate stands at 1.49 percent, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

So far, 3,444,007 tests, including 12,212 new ones, have been carried out.

However, 471,756 patients – 89.51 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 worldwide Covid-19 caseload on the verge of touching 94 million on Saturday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The global case count reached 93,926,742 while the death toll climbed to 2,010,700.

The US, the world’s worst-hit country, crossed the grim milestone of 20 million cases on New Year’s Day.

The US’s infection tally reached 23,532,036 and fatalities stood at 392,128 early Saturday.

By mid-December, five in every 100 Americans – more than 16 million – had been infected by Covid-19.

Those numbers testify to a historic tragedy. But they do not fully capture the multitude of ways, large and small, that the virus has upended and reconfigured everyday life in the US.

Meanwhile, India reported 10,542,841 cases and 152,093 deaths until Saturday. Brazil recorded 208,246 deaths and 8,393,492 infections.

Source: United News of Bangladesh