Covid-19: 25 more deaths in Bangladesh


Dhaka, Dec 18: Bangladesh’s Covid-19 fatalities rose to 7,2176 until early Friday with 25 more deaths in the past 24 hours.

The mortality rate stood at 1.45%, the Directorate General of Health Services said.

Also, 1,318 new Covid-19 cases were reported, taking the country’s caseload to 498,293.

So far, 433,614 patients – 87.02% – 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 7,000 on December 12.

Until now, 3,050,064 tests have been carried out, including 14,336 new ones. And the overall infection rate stood at 16.34%.

Bangladesh is seeing 2,925.86 infections, 2,546.08 recoveries, and 42.38 deaths per million.

Global situation

More than 75 million people have been infected with Covid-19. Over 1.64 million people have now died after contracting the virus since the first cases were reported in December last year.

The worldwide number of Covid-19 cases reached 75,019,857 and fatalities stood at 1,663,523 until early Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

But the numbers are thought to be higher because of insufficient testing in many countries.

The US, the world’s worst-hit country, reported 17,212,496 cases and 307,291 deaths. And India and Brazil had the second highest case tallies.

India reported 9,979,447 cases and 144,789 deaths on Friday. And Brazil’s case tally reached 7,110,434 and fatalities stood at 184,827.

The caseload of Russia, France and Turkey mounted to 2,764,843, 2,483,524 and 1,955,680 and the countries’ fatalities rose to 49,170, 59,733 and 17,364.