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Bangladesh’s Covid-19 death toll passes 6,500

  • Published at 03:22 pm November 26th, 2020
Covid-19 death Al-Markazul Islami bury coronavirus
File photo of a Covid-19 victim given a burial in Dhaka Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

37 fresh deaths and 2,292 new cases registered in last 24hrs

With over 500 people succumbing to the viral infection in the last 22 days, the death toll from Covid-19 in the country crossed the 6,500 mark on Thursday.

Bangladesh registered 37 Covid-19 deaths in the 24 hours till Thursday morning, bringing the country’s death count from the virus to 6,524.

The country also logged a total of 456,438 coronavirus cases with 2,292 people testing positive over the same period.

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

The health authorities said 2,274 people recovered from the disease over the preceding 24 hours.

So far, 371,453 patients (81.38%) have made full recovery across the country.

Of the 37 deceased — 25 men and 12 women — 29 were from Dhaka Division, three from Chittagong, three from Rajshahi and two from Rangpur. 

All 37 of them died at different hospitals across the country.

So far, 5,007 men (76.8%) and 1,517 women (23.2%) have died of Covid-19 across the country.

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

As many as 17,052 samples, including the pending ones, were tested at the 118 authorized labs — government and private — across the country.

The latest figures show an infection rate of 13.44%. The overall infection rate in the country stands at 16.82%.

Currently, 12,604 people are in isolation and 40,589 are being quarantined across the country.

The fast spreading coronavirus has claimed 1,429,611 lives and infected 60,851,088 people across the world till Thursday evening, according to Worldometer.

As many as 42,170,047 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has spread to 220 countries and territories across the planet.

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