Bangladesh sees 32 more Covid-19 deaths, 1470 new cases


Dhaka, Dec 21: Covid-19 fatalities in Bangladesh rose to 7,312  with 32 more deaths in 24 hours until Monday.

Besides,1470 new Covid-19 cases were reported, taking the caseload to 502,183.

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

So far, 439,694 patients-87.56 percent—including 2167 new ones have recovered during the period.

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 7000 on December 12.

Until now, 3091339 tests have been carried out,  15,669 new ones, 16.24 percent of the patients turned out to be positive.

Bangladesh is seeing 2948.70 infections,  2581.78 recoveries and 42.93 deaths per million.

Global Situation

As the Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc worldwide, the total caseload reached 76,789,781 as of Monday morning and  the death toll mounted to 1,692, 578, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

The virus is surging in many regions and countries that had apparent success in suppressing initial outbreaks are also seeing infections rise again.

The US has recorded 17,840,000 cases while the death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 317,667 on Monday.

The United States added a record of nearly a quarter million coronavirus cases in the past day, reports AP.

Health experts say the record could increase as cases surge in various parts of the country and health care systems struggle to keep up.

In India, the health authorities registered 10,031,223 as 26,624 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, said the latest data from the federal health ministry.

According to the data, the death toll mounted to 145,477 as 341 more COVID-19 patients died since Saturday morning.

Brazil’s health ministry reported 408 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll in the country to 186,764 till Monday morning.

During the same period, another 25,445 cases were registered, bringing the national tally to 7,238,600.

Brazil ranks third in the world in the number of confirmed cases, behind the United States and India.