BD Covid-19 Update : Death Toll Reaches 2,709; Cases Top 210k

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Bangladesh, one of the worst hit countries by the novel coronavirus in South Asia, has logged another 41 deaths from the virus in the last 24 hours till July 21 afternoon. That brings the total toll in the country to 2,709. Over the period, the country has seen further 3,057 positive cases against 12,898 samples examined across the country. With that, there are now at least 210,510 cases of infections in the country since the first case reported back on March 8.

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in the country said at the daily online health bulletin on the coronavirus situation in the country.

Bangladesh logged its first death from the virus on March 18. The country, third highest in the region in terms of both cases and deaths, recorded its highest single day count in deaths of 64 on June 30. The rate of Deaths in the country now is 1.29% compared with the confirmed infections.

During the bulletin, the health body also said that 1,841 more patients had recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the recovered in total to 115,399 to date. The rate of the recovery is now 54.82%.

The percentage of identification of new cases against the samples examined in the last 24 hours is 23.70. The rate of infections against the samples examined so far in the country is 19. 96%.

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In Bangladesh, male is accounting for a significant majority of the deaths. Of the new fatalities over the last 24 hours, 34 are men. And of the total fatalities from the virus, male represents about 78.92% and the female 21.08%.

Of other countries in South Asia, India has registered 1,155,91 cases and 28,084 deaths so far, said the country’s health ministry. The country now has the third highest number of cases, just behind USA and Brazil with at least 3.9 million and 2.12 million respectively.

The virus has claimed over 80k lives in Brazil, the second highest in the world.

Internationally the novel coronavirus has infected more than 14.6 million people with at least 608k deaths. Of all the countries affected by the virus, the USA is the worst hit with at least 3,830,010 cases and at least 140,900 related fatalities, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. In other words, the death toll in the USA accounts for a quarter of the global total of at least 608k.

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