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Bangladesh reports 28 more Covid-19 deaths

Bangladesh reports 28 more Covid-19 deaths

Bangladesh saw a rise in deaths from Covid-19 as the health authorities reported 28 more deaths in 24 hours until Saturday (Nov 21), pursing the death toll to 6,350. During this period, 1,847 new cases were detected, bringing the tally to 445,281.

The death rate in the country stood at 1.43 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services.

So far 360,352 patients (80.93 percent), including 1,921 new ones in the last 24 hours, have recovered.

The country reported its first cases on Mar 8. The infection number reached the 300,000-mark on Aug 26. The first death was reported on Mar 18 and the death toll exceeded 6,000 on Nov 4.

Until now, 2,635,202 tests have been carried out, including 12,643 new ones, and 14.61 percent of the patients turned out to be positive.

Bangladesh is seeing 2614.59 infections, 2115.90 recoveries, and 37.29 deaths per million.

Global situation

Confirmed Covid-19 cases have surpassed 57.5 million globally with over 1.3 million fatalities on Saturday, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

According to the data compiled by JHU, the death toll from Covid-19 shot up to 1,372,182 while the total caseload reached at 57,564,083 as of Saturday.

The U.S., which is the worst affected country, has reported 11,910,858 cases with 254,413 fatalities as of Saturday morning, the data showed.

The surging coronavirus is taking an increasingly dire toll across the U.S. just as a vaccine appears close at hand, with the country now averaging over 1,300 Covid-19 deaths per day – the highest level since the calamitous spring in and around New York City, reports said.

The overall U.S. death toll has reached about 254,000, by far the most in the world. Confirmed infections have eclipsed more than 11.8 million, after the biggest one-day gain on record Thursday – almost 188,000. And the number of people in the hospital with Covid-19 hit another all-time high at more than 80,000.