The health authorities in Bangladesh recorded 16 more new coronavirus-related deaths and 369 new cases in the last 24 hours till 8 am on Sunday.
The total number of deaths from the virus in the country now reached 8,127 while the mortality rate stands at 1.52 percent, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in a handout.
Of the 16 new deceased, 14 are men and two are women.
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Besides, 369 new cases were detected during the same period, increasing the national tally to 535,139.
The daily detection rate fell to 3.02 percent while the current overall rate is 14.65 percent.
Until Sunday morning, 479,744 patients (89.65 percent) have recovered.
So far, 3,651,722 samples have been tested, including 12,285 in the past 24 hours.
Earlier on Saturday, the country recorded 363 coronavirus cases and 17 fatalities.
Bangladesh reported its first Coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.
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Global Covid situation
The total global case count of Covid-19 reached 102,525,801 as of Sunday morning while the death toll stood at 2,217,746, according to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
As per the JHU data, the US remained the worst hit country in the number of cases and deaths as over 26 million people have been infected with the virus.
The US has registered 26,067,807 cases with 439,420 deaths as of Sunday morning.
A new variant of coronavirus emerged Thursday in the United States, posing yet another public health challenge in a country already losing more than 3,000 people to Covid-19 every day, reports AP.
Brazil reported 1,279 deaths from Covid- 19 in the past 24 hours till Saturday, taking its death toll to 223,945, its Health Ministry said.
Meanwhile, 58,462 new cases of Covid-19 were detected, bringing its nationwide tally to 9,176,975.
Brazil has the world’s second-highest Covid-19 death toll, the second only to the United States, and the third-largest outbreak, after the United States and India.
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The country is experiencing a second wave of Covid-19, with cases and deaths on the rise since December.
India’s Covid-19 tally rose to 10,733,131 on Saturday as 13,083 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, said the latest data from the federal health ministry.
According to the official data, the death toll mounted to 154,147 as 137 Covid-19 patients died since Friday morning.
Vaccination in Bangladesh
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on January 27 inaugurated the much-sought Covid-19 vaccination programme at a city hospital to contain the coronavirus pandemic in Bangladesh.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque said at the launch that “70 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccines are now available in the country. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is the safest one in the world”.
For getting a shot, one needs to register on www.surokkha.gov.bd.
For now, the vaccination programme will be limited to five centres in the capital and the nationwide vaccination drive will start on February 7.
(Written by ST, Edited by ARJ, SAM)