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Covid-19: Bangladesh records 24 deaths, 1,545 cases in 24hrs

So far, more than 308,000 patients have made full recovery from the deadly virus

Update : 21 Oct 2020, 04:35 PM

Bangladesh has reported 1,545 new cases of the Covid-19 in the past 24 hours to Wednesday morning, taking the number of total infected to 393,131.

Fatality due to the deadly virus now stands at 5,723 with 24 people dying during the same period, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its daily virus update.

Meanwhile, the recovery count rose to 308,845 after another 1,704 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.

A total of 14,086 samples were tested at 110 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 10.97% tested positive, while 17.82% cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, DGHS added.

Among the total infections, 78.56% patients have recovered, while 1.46% died so far since the first Covid-19 positive cases were reported.

Of the 24 deceased, including 19 men and five women, 11 were from Dhaka division, one was in his 20s, two were in their 40s, eight in their 50s while 13 were above 60-years-old.

According to the division-wise data, 17 deaths took place in Dhaka division, and rests are in other divisions.

Among the total 5,723 deaths, 2,937 occurred in Dhaka division, 1,144 in Chittagong division, 367 in Rajshahi division, 459 in Khulna division, 197 in Barisal division, 240 in Sylhet division, 260 in Rangpur division, and 119 in Mymensingh division, according to the press release.

A total of 2,206,411 samples have so far been tested since the detection of the first Covid-19 cases in the country.

The DGHS said in order to make treatment facilities easily available for the coronavirus patients, the government has introduced telemedicine services comprising 100 physicians, for round-the-clock in the country.

A total of 492,699 people have so far received healthcare services from telemedicine.

The DGHS said 21,908,544 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.

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.

The fast-spreading coronavirus has claimed more than 1,131,000 lives and infected over 41,121,000 people across the world till Wednesday afternoon, according to worldometer.

As many as 30,671,000 people have recovered from the deadly virus which has spread to 213 countries and territories across the planet.

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