Published:  03:30 AM, 16 September 2020

43 more deaths 1724 infected

Death rate stands at 1.41%, current infection rate 12.27%

The novel coronavirus has taken the lives of 43 more people in Bangladesh raising the total to 4,802. Moreover, the bug has infected 1,724 more individuals too surging the total to 341,056.The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in a press release on Tuesday.

Bangladesh is now the 15th worst affected country in the world in terms of the number of cases. The position is one step ahead of Saudi Arabia and one step behind the UK, according to''As many as 14,050 samples were tested in 94 authorized labs throughout the country in the past 24 hours. Of them, 1,724 were found to be Covid-19 positive,'' said the press release.

The death rate now stands at 1.41 percent and the current infection rate is 12.27 percent. Of the 43 fresh fatalities, 36 were male and seven were female.As per age categories, one person was within 31-40 years old, three within 41-50, seven between 51-60 and 32 were above 60 years old.

''A total of 2,439 more patients have made recoveries in the past 24 hours taking the number to 245,594. The recovery rate is now 72.01 percent, added the press release.The indomitable Covid-19 has spread to all 64 districts in Bangladesh. The country reported its first case of the virus on March 8 while the first death was recorded on March 18.

The killer virus, which broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year, has so far killed at least 933,400 people across the globe. It has infected more than 29,474,000 people in 213 countries and territories plus two international conveyances.

The USA is the worst-hit country with at least 199,000 deaths and more than 6,749,000 infections. India has counted at least 4,930,000 infections, the second highest cases in the world, and 80,800 deaths. Brazil has so far counted 4,349,000 cases and 132,100 deaths. Russia has counted at least 1,073,000 cases to date and 18,700 deaths.

The UK has counted at last 41,600 deaths, the highest in Europe, followed by Italy with at least 35,600 casualties. France has lost at least 30,900 people followed by Spain with at least 29,800 fatalities while Iran has counted at least 23,400 fatalities.Belgium has so far reported more than 9,900 deaths, followed by Germany with no fewer than 9,400 fatalities.

Canada has lost at least 9,100 citizens followed by the Netherlands with at least 6,200 casualties. Pakistan has so far reported at least 6,300 deaths. China, the epicenter of the virus, has so far recoded at least 4,600 fatalities.The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Covid-19 a pandemic. The outbreak of the virus has brought almost the entire world to a deadlock.

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