Bangladesh reports 25 more deaths; infections rise...

Dhaka, Friday   22 January 2021

Bangladesh reports 25 more deaths; infections rise

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:21 PM, 10 January 2021  

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As many as 25 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 1,071 fresh cases have been reported overnight in the country.  

“Twenty-five more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 7,781,” a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said on Sunday.

Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 5,22,453 as 1,071 new cases
were confirmed in the last 24 hours, it said, adding that a total of 12,920 samples were tested at 181 authorized laboratories across the country during the time. 

The recovery count rose to 4,66,801 after another 737 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, the release said. 

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 8.29 percent tested positive, while 15.56 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 89.35 percent patients have recovered, while 1.49 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.  

The first coronavirus death was reported in the country on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases. 

Meanwhile, 726,869 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 12,491 died from the pandemic in the last 24 hours. The United States has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period. 

The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 218 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. As of this afternoon, a total of 90,156,975 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,936,342 while 64,555,459 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.