Covid-19 cases, deaths continue to surge; 35 more die04 December 2020 UNB, DHAKA
Amid a rising trend in Covid-19 infections in Bangladesh, health authorities on Thursday reported 2,316 new cases in 24 hours, bringing the caseload to 471,739.
Besides, 35 more patients lost their lives to Covid-19 during the period which took the fatalities to 6,748.
The mortality rate stood at 1.43 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services. According to the latest data compiled by Jhons Hopkins University, Bangladesh holds the 26 position in number of cases among the world.
So far, 388,379 patients - 82.33 percent-including 2,593 new ones in the last 24 hours have recovered.
Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8. The infection number reached the 300,000-mark on August 26. The first death was reported on March 18 and the death toll exceeded 6,000 on November 4. Until now, 2,820,981 tests have been carried out, including 16,807 new ones, and 16.72 percent of the patients turned out to be positive.
Bangladesh is seeing 2769.94 infections, 2280.47 recoveries, and 39.6 deaths per million.