Published:  03:52 AM, 14 January 2021

BD sees lowest deaths in 2 months

14 new fatalities, 890 cases

The aggressive coronavirus has taken the lives of 14 more people in Bangladesh, the lowest in two months, raising the total to 7,833. In addition, the pathogen has infected 890 individuals, pushing the surge to a total of 524,910.The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) revealed the information through a press release on Wednesday.Bangladesh is now the 27th worst affected country in the world in terms of the number of cases. The position is one step behind Iraq and one step ahead of Israel, according to

''As many as 14,727 samples were tested in 199 authorized labs throughout the country in the past 24 hours. Of them, 890 were found to be Covid-19 positive,'' said the press release.A daily-basis infection rate stands at 5.66 percent. The death rate is now 1.49 percent.Of the 14 deaths, six were men and eight were women.As per age categories, four were between 51-60 years old and ten above 60 years, added the press release.

A total of 841 patients were discharged from hospitals in the past 24 hours hiking the total to 469,522. The total recovery rate is now 89.45 percent.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.

World situation:
The killer virus, which broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year, has so far killed at least 1,972,000 people across the globe. It has infected more than 92,116,000 people in 219 countries and territories plus two international conveyances.

The USA is the worst-hit country with at least 389,600 deaths and more than 23,369,000 infections. India has counted at least 10,495,000 infections, the second highest cases in the world, and 151,500 deaths. Brazil has so far counted 8,195,000 cases and 204,700 deaths. Russia has counted at least 3,471,000 cases to date and 63,300 deaths.

The UK has counted at least 83,200 deaths, the highest in Europe. Italy has recorded at least 79,800 fatalities. France has counted at least 68,800 fatalities followed by Iran with no fewer than 56,400. Spain has recorded at least 52,600 deaths.Germany has reported with no fewer than 43,200 fatalities followed by Belgium with at least 20,100 deaths.

Canada has lost at least 17,200 citizens followed by the Netherlands with more than 12,500 fatalities.Pakistan has so far counted at least 10,700 deaths. China, the epicenter of the virus, has so far recoded at least 4,600 fatalities.TheWorld Health Organization (WHO) has declared Covid-19 a pandemic. The outbreak of the virus has brought almost the entire world to a deadlock.

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