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Covid-19: Bangladesh records 20 more deaths, 1,335 new cases

  • Published at 03:45 pm October 27th, 2020
Covid-19 death Al-Markazul Islami bury coronavirus
File photo of a Covid-19 victim given a burial in Dhaka Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Death toll reaches 5,838

Bangladesh has recorded 20 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total fatalities to 5,838.

The country also logged more than 401,000 coronavirus cases with 1,335 people testing positive over the same period.

With this development, the number of all confirmed cases so far jumped to 401,586.  

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) revealed the latest figures on Covid-19 in the country with a press release on Tuesday.  

The health authorities said 1,523 people recovered from the disease over the preceding 24 hours.

So far, 318,123 patients (79.22%) have made full recovery across the country.

Of the 20 deceased, including 14 men, 17 were from Dhaka division and two from Chittagong and one from Khulna.

All 20 of the victims died at different hospitals in the country.

So far, 4,494 men (76.98%) and 1,344 women (23.02%) have died from Covid-19 across the country.

The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.45%.

The DGHS said 12,386 samples were collected from suspected Covid-19 patients in the last 24 hours.

As many as 12,617 samples, including the pending ones, were tested in the 111 authorized labs — both government and private — across the country.

The latest figures show an infection rate of 10.58%.

To date, 2,283,964 tests have been conducted in the country, leading to an overall infection rate of 17.58% so far.

As of October 23, a total of 499,291 people have so far received healthcare services from telemedicine.

The DGHS said 22,105,727 people received healthcare services from hotline mobile numbers and health web portals as the government formed a group of medical professionals to provide emergency healthcare services.

To receive information and treatment facilities on Covid-19, the contact hotline and mobile numbers are 16263; 333; 10655 and 01944333222.

On March 8, health authorities in Bangladesh reported the first three cases of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus strain which was later named Sars-CoV-2.

The novel coronavirus broke out in China's Wuhan city in late December last year and quickly spread throughout the world, becoming a pandemic in less than three months.

Global situation

The fast spreading coronavirus has claimed 1,165,459 lives and infected 43,844,510 people across the world till 4pm on Monday, according to Worldometer.

As many as 32,213,751 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has spread to 215 countries and territories across the planet.

The US has registered over 225,000 deaths and more than 8.6 million infections – both the highest in the world.

New coronavirus infections reported in India in a span of 24 hours dropped below 50,000 for the second time this month, while the new fatalities registered during the same period fell under 500 after 108 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

Russia's daily tally of new coronavirus cases surged to a record high of 17,347 on Monday, including 5,224 in Moscow, taking the national tally to 1,531,224.

Authorities said 219 people had died in the last 24 hours, pushing the official death toll to 26,269.

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