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Bangladesh records 31 new Covid deaths, 2,293 cases

Wednesday, 02 December 2020 | 2:24 am | 1547 times

Bangladesh records 31 new Covid deaths, 2,293 cases

With the gradual rise in Covid-19 caseloads in recent weeks, Bangladesh on Tuesday reported 2,293 new virus infections in the past 24 hours, pushing up the country’s total tally to 467,225.

The country’s health authorities also recorded 31 more deaths from Covid-19 during the period, which took the death tally to 6,675.

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 (JHU), Bangladesh is now the 26th worst-hit country across the world.

So far, 383,224 patients — 82.02 percent — including 2,513 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, 2,788,202 tests have been carried out, including 15,501 fresh ones, and 16.76 percent of the patients turned out to be positive.

Bangladesh is seeing 2743.44 infections, 2250.20 recoveries, and 39.19 deaths per million.

So far, 3,588 have died in Dhaka division, 1,262 in Chattogram, 407 in Rajshahi, 498 in Khulna, 219 in Barishal, 266 in Sylhet, 301 in Rangpur, and 134 in Mymensingh.

Global situation

Confirmed Covid-19 cases worldwide have exceeded 63.1 million with over 1.4 million fatalities on Tuesday, according to the latest JHU tally.

According to the data, 63,192,543 people were found infected with Covid-19 while the death toll from the virus climbed to 1,467,174 as of Tuesday morning.

The US, the worst-hit country, has recorded 13,536,217 cases while the deaths of 268,016 people were reported since the start of the pandemic.

The country on average is seeing more than 160,000 new cases per day and over 1,400 deaths — a toll on par with what the nation witnessed in mid-May, when New York City was the epicentre, reports AP.

Meanwhile, Brazil’s hardest-hit area Sao Paulo reimposed some pandemic lockdown measures on Monday to halt the resurging infection and hospitalisation rates.

The move is aimed at improving “control of the pandemic,” Sao Paulo State Governor Joao Doria said in his announcement.

Brazil has the world’s second-highest Covid-19 death toll and the third-largest caseload. Its case number reached 6,335,878 on Tuesday.

India’s Covid-19 tally reached 9,431,691 as 38,772 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours till Tuesday morning, according to the latest data from its health ministry.

According to it, the death toll mounted to 137,139 as 443 patients died during this period.

The countries with cases above one million are Russia with 2,275, 936, France with 2,275,016, Spain with 1,648, 187, the UK with 1,633,733, and Italy with 1,601,554.

Covid-19 has hit 191 countries since the first cases were reported in China in December last year.

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