Bangladesh: Covid fatalities cross 7,500

The death toll from coronavirus has jumped to 7,509 in Bangladesh with the report of more virus casualties in the past 30 hours till Tuesday.

Of the new deceased, 19 are men and 11 are women. Among the total dead, 5,717 or 76.13 percent are men while 1,792 or 23.87 percent are women.

Besides, the country recorded 1,181 fresh infections from the virus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, bringing the total caseload to 511,261.

Currently, there are 49,189 active cases in the country.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) disclosed the information through a press release in the afternoon.

As per the press release, 1,245 more people recovered from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours to take total recoveries to 454,563.

The recovery rate also continued to improve in the country standing at 88.91 percent.

During the period, 14,588 samples were tested in 167 labs across the country. With this, a total of 3,199,115 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate — an indicator of the prevalence of the disease — was recorded at 8.10 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 15.98 percent.

Bangladesh has one of the lowest case fatality rates or CFR, which measures deaths among Covid-19 patients, at 1.47 percent.

On Monday, the country logged 27 deaths and 932 infections from coronavirus after testing 12,617 samples with a positivity rate of 7.39 percent.

Meanwhile, coronavirus cases around the world have reached 81,672,074 as of Tuesday morning.

Besides, the world has so far suffered 1,781,505 casualties from the virus, according to data collated by tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 22,092,306 patients, 21,986,520 are in mild condition while 105,786 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 57,798,263 people have made recovery from Covid-19 globally.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 19,781,624 and 343,182 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 10,224,797 and third highest fatalities of 148,190 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 191,641 and third highest cases of 7,506,890.