Covid-19: Over 3.8 lakh infected in Bangladesh, News cases I,537

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Dhaka, Oct 13: Coronavirus caseload in Bangladesh stood at 381,275 on Tuesday with the detection of 1,537 new cases in 24 hours until morning.

Health authorities also announced 22 more deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total fatalities to 5,577.

With 1,537 patients recovering during this period, the total recoveries from coronavirus rose to 295,873.

The fatality rate in Bangladesh is 1.46 percent, said  a handoput of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily infection rate on Tuesday was recorded 11.13 percent upon testing 13,815 samples in 109 RT-PCR testing labs.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8. The number of cases reached the 300,000-mark on August 26. The first death was reported on March 18 and the death toll exceeded 5,000 on Sept 22.

So far, 20,98,037 samples have been tested and 18.17 percent of them have turned out to be positive.

The recovery rate has climbed to 77.6 percent in Bangladesh, the health authorities said.

Bangladesh is seeing 2,238.76 infections, 1,737.30 recoveries and 32.75 deaths per million.

Of the total victims, 4,292 are men and 1,285 are women. Of the latest 22 victims, 17 are aged above 50 years.

So far, 2,844 people have died in Dhaka division, 1,122 in Chattogram, 359 in Rajshahi, 449 in Khulna, 193 in Barishal, 238 in Sylhet, 254 in Rangpur and 118 in Mymensingh.

Across the country, 12,501 people are now in isolation and 40,576 in quarantine.

Global situation

The global confirmed Covid-19 cases surpassed 37.7 million as of Tuesday morning, according to the latest tally from John Hopkins University (JHU).

The deaths from the coronavirus have been recorded 1,078, 868, according to the JHU data.

Besides, more than 26 million patients recovered from coronavirus.

The US has registered over 214,000 deaths and more than 7.7 million cases – both the world’s highest.

India registered 66,732 new cases over the past 24 hours, and its Covid-19 tally rose to 7,120,538 on Monday.

The death toll reached 109,150 with 816 deaths since Sunday morning, the ministry’s data showed.

The third-worst-hit country Brazil has counted 5,103,408 cases and 150,689 deaths.

Meanwhile, a new Australian study suggested SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, can remain infectious for 28 days in a lab, a significantly longer time than previously thought.

The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) has termed herd immunity against Covid-19 “scientifically and ethically problematic.”

The virus, which causes respiratory infection Covid-19, was first detected in the city of Wuhan, China, in late 2019. The outbreak spread quickly across the globe in the first months of 2020 and declared a global pandemic by the WHO on March 11.

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