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Covid-19 daily infection rate in Bangladesh falls, 7 more die

Bangladesh recorded seven more Covid-19-related deaths and 515 new cases in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning, registering a fall in its daily infection rate.


Some 894 people have recovered from the virus infections during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).


With the updated figures, the Covid-19 fatalities climbed to 8,423, while the total infections to 547,316 in the country.


The daily infection rate today stood at 3.36 percent which was 4.31 percent on Monday.


The overall infection rate slightly fell to 13.44 percent, which was 13.48 percent on Monday.


The mortality rate remained steady at 1.54% for the past few days, the DGHS handout said.


So far, 496,691 patients (91.12%) have recovered from the Covid-19.


Authorities have so far tested 40,72,922 samples, including 15,325 in the past 24 hours.


Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.


Vaccination drive in Bangladesh


Bangladesh launched its nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive on February 7.


By Monday, 3,226,825 people had received the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. The second dose has to be taken between 8 and 12 weeks of the first one.


The government is providing the vaccine for free. It signed an agreement with India’s Serum Institute for 30 million doses of the vaccine.


The institute will provide five million doses every month between January and June.


People, who are 40 or above, can register for the vaccine at The on-spot registration system has been revoked.


Global Covid-19 Situation


The global Covid-19 caseload surged past 114.4 million on Tuesday as infections jumped by the most in seven weeks.


The total case count and death toll now stand at 114,417,054 and 2,537,563, respectively, as per the latest data released by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).


The US remains the world’s worst-hit country, with 28,659,784 Covid cases and 514,330 deaths to date, according to the university’s tally.


The US death toll crossed 500,000 million on February 22.


Brazil ranks second worldwide after the United States in terms of the number of deaths from Covid and third in terms of the number of confirmed cases, after the United States and India.


The country has registered 10,587,001 cases and 255,720 deaths so far, as per the data.


Meanwhile, India’s total caseload reached 11,112,241 with 157,157 fatalities.


India has recorded 15,510 new infections with 106 more deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the latest official data.


Source: United News of Bangladesh