Bangladesh reports 13 more Covid-I9 deaths; Total cases hit 427,198


Dhaka, Nov 12: Bangladesh on Thursday reported I845 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, bringing the caseload to 427,I98.

Besides, 13 more patients died from the virus infection during the period which took the fatalities to 6I40.

The death rate stood at 1.44 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services.

So far, 344, 868patients — 80.73 percent — including  I737new ones in the last 24 hours have recovered.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8. The infection number reached the 300,000-mark on August 26. The first death was reported on March 18 and the death toll exceeded 6,000 on November 4.

Global Situation

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has exceeded 52 million globally on Thursday morning, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University.

So far, 1,282,184 fatalities from the virus infection have been reported.

The US has surpassed one million new confirmed cases in just the first 10 days of November amid a nationwide surge of infections that shows no sign of slowing.

Confirmed cases in the US reached 10392,702, with over 241,047 deaths, according to JHU.

Texas on Wednesday became the first state with more than 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, and California closed in on that mark as a surge of coronavirus infections engulfs the country, reports AP.

In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said all restaurants, bars and gyms statewide will have to close at 10 p.m. starting Friday, a major retreat in a corner of the US that had seemingly brought the virus largely under control months ago. He also barred private gatherings of more than 10 people.

Texas, the second-most populous state, has recorded 1.02 million coronavirus cases and over 19,000 deaths since the outbreak began in early March, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. California, the most populous state, has logged more than 995,000 cases.

The U.S. has recorded over 240,000 deaths and more than 10.3 million confirmed infections, with new cases soaring to all-time highs of well over 120,000 per day over the past week. Health experts have blamed the increase in part on the onset of cold weather and growing frustration with mask-wearing and other precautions.

India’s caseload now stands at 8,636,011. The country’s death toll has mounted to 127,571.

The country recorded 44,281 new cases across the country in the past 24 hours, said the latest data released by the federal health ministry. 512 deaths from Covid-19 were also reported during this period.

Brazil currently ranks second worldwide in terms of COVID-19 deaths, only behind the United States, and third in terms of confirmed cases after the US and India.

The country’s caseload stands at 5,747,660 while the death toll from Covid-19 reached 163,368 as of Thursday.