Covid Infection: Average daily death 27 for last 15 days | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 28, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:08 AM, November 28, 2020

Covid Infection: Average daily death 27 for last 15 days

Twenty-seven people died of coronavirus each day on average in the last 15 days.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), about 2,100 people tested positive each day in these 15 days.

Meanwhile, the DGHS recorded 20 more deaths from the virus in the last 24 hours till 8:00am yesterday, taking the total death toll to 6,544.

In those 24 hours, another 2,273 new infections were recorded and 16,378 samples were tested, according to the DGHS.

The current positivity rate is 13.88 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 16.81 percent.

The infection rate started crawling up from mid-May and shot up to 20 percent at the end of May.

According to the WHO Situation Report, on November 23, the world stepped into 47th epidemiological week.

The report says the number of new weekly Covid-19 cases was increased by 24.1 percent compared to the previous epidemiological week.

The number of Covid-19 new weekly deaths, according to the report, was increased by 52.8 percent.

The highest number of weekly cases -- 25,481 -- was reported in the 26th epidemiological week dated between June 22 and June 28, the report added.

The highest weekly death -- 314 -- was recorded in the following 27th epidemiological week.

Till the third week of August, the infection rate remained 20 percent.

After that the number of new infected people started decreasing and one stage it went down below 10 percent.

From early November, the infection rate started shooting up.

In the last 15 days, the daily Covid-19 cases remained below 2,000 in four days only.

At least 2,223 Covid-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours till 8:00am yesterday.

The total number of recoveries now stands at 373,676 and the recovery rate at 81.46 percent.

Among the 20 dead, 17 were men and three were women.

One of them aged between 21 and 30 years, one between 31 and 40, one between 41 and 50, seven between 51 and 60, and 10 were above 60 years old, added the press release.

All of them died at different hospitals in the country.

So far, 5,024 men and 1,520 women have died of Covid-19 in the country.

The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.43 percent.


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