Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 1659 new cases, 17 deaths

The number of deaths from Covid-19 in Bangladesh rose to 5,983 on Tuesday with the death of 17 more people in 24 hours.

Besides, health authorities registered 1659 new coronavirus cases during the period, pushing the caseload to 4,12,647.

So far, 329,787 patients have recovered from the disease– 1886 in the last 24 hours. The fatality rate in Bangladesh is 1.45 percent, the Directorate General of Health Services said.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8. The number of cases reached the 300,000-mark on August 26. The first death was reported on March 18 and the death toll exceeded 5,000 on Sept 22.

So far, 2,375,763 tests have been carried out, including 14,061 new tests, and 17.37 percent of them have turned out to be positive. Bangladesh is seeing 2422.97 infections, 1936.43 recoveries and 34.13 deaths per million.

Global Situation

More than 1.2 million people have died from covid-19 in the world while 46.8 million people were infected with the virus, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University.

The death toll from Covid-19 in the world reached 1,205, 221 while the total caseload surpassed 46,801,621 as of Tuesday morning.

The U.S. has registered 231,510 deaths with 9,284,966 infections – both the highest in the world. The country has reported 81,493 new confirmed cases and 447 deaths on Monday.

Brazil has recorded 160,074 deaths, a death toll second only to the U.S’. India has the world’s third largest death toll at 122,607 and the second largest caseload of more than 8.2 million.

Countries with over 33,000 fatalities also include Mexico, Britain, Italy, France Spain, Iran, and Peru. The global COVID-19 death toll reached the grim milestone of 1 million on September 28.

source: UNB