Bangladesh sees 35 Covid-19 deaths, 1,888 new cases


Dhaka, Dec 05: Bangladesh on Saturday reported 1,888 new Covid-19 cases in the 24 hours, pushing the country’s total tally to 475,879.

The Health authorities also recorded 35 more deaths from the  disease during the period, raising the death toll to 6,807.

The mortality rate, however, is still at 1.43 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services.

According to the latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University Bangladesh is now 26th worst-hit country across the world.

So far, 393,408  patients – 82.67 percent — including 2,457  new 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.

Until now, 2,849,951 tests have been carried out, including 13,540 new ones, and 16.70 percent of the patients turned out to be positive.

Bangladesh is seeing 2794.25 infections, 2210 recoveries, and 39.97 deaths per million.

Global situation

The global number of confirmed coronavirus cases exceeded 65.8 million with 1.5 million fatalities on Saturday, according to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The JHU also reported that people infected with coronavirus in the world stands 65,842,942 while the death toll has reached 1,518,560 as of Saturday morning.

The United States is the leading country in terms of confirmed novel coronavirus cases and deaths with 14,353,740 cases and 279,726 deaths followed by India and Brazil.

The number of Americans hospitalized with Covid-19 hit an all-time high in the US on Thursday at 100,667, according to the Covid Tracking Project. That figure has more than doubled over the past month, while new daily cases are averaging 210,000 while deaths 1,800 per day, according to data compiled by the JHU, reports AP.

Brazil has registered 6,533,968 cases with 175,964 deaths, said the JHU data.

In India, the number of cases near 1 million as the  9,571,559 – and the fatality figure stood at 139,188.

Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year and it was declared a pandemic in March.