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Covid-19 in Bangladesh: 39 die, 2,156 infected in 24 hrs

Bangladesh saw a spike in daily Covid-19 deaths on Wednesday as health authorities registered 39 deaths with 2,156 new infections and 2,302 recovery in 24 hours.

With the latest count the total tally of infection and death reached 454,146 and 6,487 respectively.

The death rate stood at 1.43 percent while so far, 369,179 patients which is 81.29 percent have recovered, said the Directorate General of Health Services.

Bangladesh 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 6,000 on November 4.

Until now, 2,695,150 tests have been carried out, including 16,001 new ones, and 16.84 percent of the patients turned out to be positive.

Bangladesh is seeing 2666.64 infections, 2167.73 recoveries, and 38.09 deaths per million.

So far, 3,448 have died in Dhaka division, 1,247 in Chattogram, 397 in Rajshahi, 490 in Khulna, 215 in Barishal, 264 in Sylhet, 294 in Rangpur and 132 in Mymensingh.

Bangladesh is now apparently back to the alarming situation it largely saw a few months back when Covid-19 hit the country.

After showing an erratic decline for nearly 70 days, the coronavirus cases keep growing again over the last few days in the country with over 2,000 infection cases getting registered each day.

The number of corona patients is also increasing at different hospitals over the last few days, prompting the public health experts to urge the government to equip all the hospitals, including the upazila health complexes, with necessary equipment, including adequate oxygen facilities, to ensure proper healthcare services to the infected people.

Global situation

The global death toll from Covid-19 reached 1,409,301 on Wednesday as the confirmed cases neared six million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

Coronavirus is affecting 191 countries and territories around the world, infecting 59,762,055 people since the first cases were reported in China in December last year.

The United States has recorded the most cases (12,591,165) since the start of the pandemic followed by India and Brazil.

India’s Covid-19 tally reached 9,222,216 on Wednesday as 44,376 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, the federal health ministry said.

According to it, the death toll mounted to 134,699 as 481 patients died since Tuesday morning.

Delhi has seen a sudden spike in the number of new COVID-19 cases. As many as 6,224 new cases were registered and 109 people died here in the past 24 hours, showed the official data.

There are still 444,746 active cases in the country, while 8,642,771 people have been discharged from hospitals, according to the ministry.

Brazil’s Covid-19 death toll surpassed 170,115 on Wednesday, after 630 new deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, according to Brazil’s Ministry of Health.

The country also registered 31,100 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the caseload to 6,118,708.

Source: United News of Bangladesh