Coronavirus kills someone every 9 seconds with 10,000 deaths a day
Published : Friday, 4 December, 2020 at 4:15 PM Count : 250
Over 1.5 million people have lost their lives due to Covid-19 with one death reported every nine seconds on average in the past week, report agencies.
Half a million deaths occurred in just the last two months, indicating that the severity of the pandemic is far from over.
Nearly 65 million people globally have been infected by the disease and the worst-affected country, the United States, is currently battling a third wave of coronavirus infections.
In the last week alone, more than 10,000 people in the world died on average every single day, and the number has been steadily rising each passing week.
The disease has caused more deaths in the past year than tuberculosis in 2019 and nearly four times the number of deaths due to malaria, according to the World Health Organization.
Bangladesh has registered 24 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours until Friday morning, taking the number of total fatalities to 6,772.
The country also logged more than 473,000 coronavirus cases with 2,252 people having tested positive over the same period.
With the latest figure, the number of all confirmed cases so far jumped to 473,991, according to the daily virus update released on Friday by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Of the 24 deceased -- 20 men and four women -- 14 were from Dhaka division, three from Mymensingh, two each from Chittagong and Barisal, and one each from Rajshahi, Sylhet, and Rangpur divisions.
All the victims died at different hospitals in the country.
So far, 5,184 men (76.55%) and 1,588 women (23.45%) have died from Covid-19 across the country.