Covid cases in Bangladesh exceeds 4.5 lakh with 32 new deaths


Dhaka, Nov 24: Bangladesh on Tuesday saw a further spike in Covid-19 cases as the country’s health authorities detected 2,230 new patients across the country in 24 hours, taking the total to 451,990.

During the period, 32 more patients died from Covid-19 which put the total death toll at 6,448.

The death rate stood at 1.43 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

So far, 366,877 patients – 81.17 percent – including 2,266 new ones, 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.

Until now, 2,680,149 tests have been carried out, including 15,018 new ones, and 14.85 percent of the patients turned out to be positive.

Bangladesh is seeing 2653.98 infections, 2154.22 recoveries, and 37.86 deaths per million.

Until now, 3,422 people have died in Dhaka division, 1,242 in Chattogram, 394 in Rajshahi, 488 in Khulna, 215 in Barishal, 263 in Sylhet, 292 in Rangpur and 132 in Mymensingh.

Global situation

More than 59 million cases of coronavirus were reported globally until Tuesday morning, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

Meanwhile, the death toll from coronavirus climbed to 1,395,658.

The United States has recorded the most cases since the start of the pandemic with 12,414,292 followed by India with 9,139,865 and Brazil with 6,087, 608.

Around 83,000 people in the US are hospitalised with Covid-19, according to the Covid Tracking Project. Infections have led to a shortage of hospital beds and health care workers, and they threaten non-Covid-related surgeries and other care, reports AP.

Brazil has the world’s second-highest Covid-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third-largest outbreak, after the US and India.

Brazil on Monday reported 302 new deaths from COVID-19, raising the death toll to 169,485.

In its daily pandemic report, the Ministry of Health said tests detected 16,207 new cases of infection. The country’s first case was confirmed on February 26.

Meanwhile, India reported 37,975 new cases in 24 hours, according to its Health Ministry’s update as of Tuesday morning.

More than 133,738 deaths were also reported from the country.