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Covid-19: Bangladesh records 25 more deaths, 363 new cases

  • Published at 03:53 pm May 16th, 2021
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File photo of People consult a doctor before swab testing at Mugda Medical College and Hospital, as the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak continues, in Dhaka, Bangladesh on June 23, 2020 Reuters

Test positivity rate 6.69%

The daily caseload and deaths from coronavirus in Bangladesh went up slightly on Sunday after hitting the lowest figures in months the previous day.

The death toll rose to 12,149 after 25 deaths were reported, up from 22 on Saturday.

In the 24 hours to Sunday morning, 363 news infections were recorded, up from 261 the day prior, taking the tally so far to 780,159, according to figures released by the Directorate General of Health Services.

Meanwhile, another 601 patients recovered from the infectious disease through treatment at home and in hospital care.

Of the 25 deceased — 18 men and seven women — 13 were from Dhaka Division, 11 from Chittagong and one from Barisal.

Twenty-four of them died at different hospitals while one died at home.

So far, 8,797 men (72.41%) and 3,352 women (27.59%) have died of Covid-19 across the country.

The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected currently stands at 1.56%.

As many as 5,430 samples, including some pending ones, were tested at 459 authorized labs — government and private — across the country and 363 new patients were confirmed.

The latest figures showed an infection rate of 6.69%.

To date, 5,707,716 tests have been conducted in the country, leading to an overall infection rate of 13.67%.

Up to this point, 722,036 patients — 92.55% of all infected — have recovered from Covid-19 across the country.

On March 8, 2020, the health authorities in Bangladesh reported the first three cases of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus strain which was later named Sars-CoV-2.

The fast-spreading coronavirus has claimed 3,384,870 lives and infected 163,219,754 people across the world till Sunday afternoon, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.

As many as 141,548,802 people have recovered from Covid-19, which has affected 222 countries and territories across the planet.

The novel coronavirus broke out in China's Wuhan city in late December in 2019 and quickly spread throughout the world, becoming a pandemic in less than three months.

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