Friday, January 1st, 2021

COVID-19: 17 deaths, 990 cases in 24 hrs

Published 10:03 pm | January 01, 2021

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Online desk ; With the deaths of 17 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Friday, Bangladesh’s COVID-19 death count now stands at 7,576.

During this timeline, 990 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 5,14,500.

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

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the matter through a press release signed by Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of DGHS, on Friday afternoon.

Health authorities also reported 1,197more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 4,58,656.

In the last 24 hours, 180 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 12,074 samples and tested 12,013.

With this, a total of 32,39,701 samples were tested in the country.

Among the newly deceased, 10 were men and the rest seven were women. Of them, 12 are from Dhaka, two each from Chattogram and Khulna, and one from Rangpur district.

As of today, a total of 5,764 men (76.08 per cent) and 1,812 women (23.92 per cent) died from COVID-19 in Bangladesh.

The infection rate is 8.18 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 15.88 per cent.

So far, the recovery rate is 89.15 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.47 per cent.

Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus case on March 8 and the first death on March 18.

According to Worldometer’s COVID-19 data, the deadly virus has killed 8,27,828 people globally and infected 8,39,05,327 as of Friday afternoon.

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