Bangladesh, one of the worst hit countries by the novel coronavirus in South Asia, has recorded 3,360 more cases in the last 24 hours till July 9, raising the total cases in the country to 178,443. The rate of infections by the virus in the country now stands at 19.40% against the samples examined so far now since the outbreak in the country. But the rate of infections against 15,632 new samples placed under about 70 labs across the country during the last 24 hours is a bit higher, 22.26%.
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in the country said at its daily online health bulletin that Bangladesh had recorded 41 more deaths over the period, taking the death toll to 2,275. Now the rate of fatality is 1.28% compared with the confirmed infections so far now.
Bangladesh logged its first corona cases on March 8 and the first death on 18th of the month. 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.
During the bulletin, the health body also said that 3,706 more patients had recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the recovered in total to 84,544 now. The rate of the recovery is now 48.17%.
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In Bangladesh, male is accounting for a significant majority of the deaths as of the new fatalities over the last 24 hours, 29 belong to that sex. Of the total fatalities from the virus, 1,770 are male and the rest 468 of course female. In terms of percentage of the deaths, male represents 79.09% and the female 20.91%.
Internationally the novel coronavirus has infected more than 12.3 million people with at least 555k deaths. Of all the countries affected by the virus, the USA is the worst hit with at least 3,118,168 cases and at least 133,291 related fatalities, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.