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Covid-19: Bangladesh records 30 more deaths, 1,367 new cases

  • Published at 09:36 am December 23rd, 2020
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File photo of a Covid-19 victim given a burial in Dhaka Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

A total of 15,932 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, of which 8.58% tested positive

Bangladesh has logged 30 deaths from coronavirus in the 24 hours till Monday morning, taking the overall tally to 7,359.

The total number of coronavirus cases surged to 504,868 as the health authorities recorded 1,367 fresh cases in the 24-hour span.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) disclosed the updated figures through a regular press release on Wednesday.

A total of 15,932 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, of which 8.58% tested positive.

This is the fourth consecutive day where the infection rate has been lower than 10%.

Deceased

Of the 30 victims, 21 were male, 9 female and all of them died while receiving treatment at hospitals.

Of the total number of deceased, 18 were aged above 60, five were above fifty and five in their 40s, the press release said.

The division-wise data show that 16 deaths took place in Dhaka division, nine in Chittagong, two in Rangpur, and one each in Rajshahi, Khulna and Barisal.

Recovery

The recovery count rose to 444,345 after another 2,416 patients recovered successfully during the period.

A total of 3,122,426 samples have so far been tested since the detection of the first Covid-19 cases in the country.

Currently, 11,913 are in isolation while 39,549 have been kept in quarantine.

Global scenario

The number of globally confirmed Covid-19 cases crossed 77.9 million with 1,715,945 fatalities, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU) on Wednesday.

The total caseload reached 77,958,369 in the morning, reports UNB.

In the US, the number of Covid-19 cases topped 18,217,390 with 322,589 fatalities.

US Covid-19 cases hit 17 million on Dec 17, and added 1 million in four days.

The country has approved two vaccines for use. It is scrambling to expand vaccinations as rapidly as Moderna and Pfizer can churn out doses. Moderna’s is for people 18 and older, Pfizer’s starts at age 16.

In India, the coronavirus death mounted to 146,111 while the total caseload reached 10,075,116.

Brazil's Covid-19 death toll reached 188,259 after 968 more patients died from the novel coronavirus disease, the country's ministry of health reported on Tuesday.

Tests detected 55,202 new daily cases of infection, raising the accumulated caseload to 7,318,821 with 6,354,972 recoveries.

Covid-19 cases were first reported in China in December last year.

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