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Covid-19: Bangladesh records 39 deaths in 24 hours, second highest in 2 months

  • Published at 04:31 pm November 25th, 2020
A man wearing a protective mask consults a doctor over video call as he comes for a coronavirus test in the Mugda Medical College and Hospital as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 2, 2020
File photo of A man wearing a protective mask consults a doctor over video call as he comes for a coronavirus test in the Mugda Medical College and Hospital as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Dhaka, Bangladesh on July 2, 2020 Reuters

During the last 24 hours 2,156 people have tested positive for Covid-19

Bangladesh has registered 39 deaths from Covid-19 in the 24 hours till Wednesday morning, which is the second highest since September 21, when the death toll was 40.

Earlier on November 17, death toll was also 39.

The highest number of deaths in Bangladesh caused by Covid-19 was 64, recorded on June 30.

With the latest development, the total number of deaths reached 6,487 in the country.

The country also logged a total of 454,146 coronavirus cases with 2,156 people testing positive over the same period.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) revealed the latest figures on Covid-19 in the country with a press release on Wednesday.

Of the 39 deceased – 27 men and 12 women – 26 were from Dhaka division, five from Chittagong, three from Rajshahi, two each from Khulna and Rangpur, and one from Sylhet. 

All 39 of the victims died at different hospitals across the country.

So far, 4,982 men (76.8%) and 1,505 women (23.2%) have died from Covid-19 across the country.

Since the beginning, 3,884 have died in Dhaka division, 1,247 in Chittagong, 397 in Rajshahi, 490 in Khulna, 215 in Barishal, 264 in Sylhet, 294 in Rangpur, and 132 in Mymensingh.

The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.43%.

The health authorities said 2,302 people recovered from the disease over the preceding 24 hours.

So far, 369,179 patients – 81.29% – have made full recovery across the country.

As many as 16,001 samples, including the pending ones, were tested in the 117 authorized labs -- government and private -- across the country.

The latest figures show an infection rate of 13.47%. The overall infection rate of the country stands at 16.84%.

Currently, 12,583 people are in isolation and 40,238 are quarantined.

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 John Hopkins University (JHU), reports UNB.

Coronavirus has affected 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.

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