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Covid-19: Bangladesh records 36 deaths, 1,593 cases in 24hrs

  • Published at 04:49 pm September 17th, 2020
File Photo- Garment workers return from a workplace as factories reopened after the government has eased the restrictions amid concerns over the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 4, 2020  Reuters
File Photo- Garment workers return from a workplace as factories reopened after the government has eased the restrictions amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak in Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 4, 2020 Reuters

So far, more than 250,000 patients have made full recovery from the deadly virus

Bangladesh has reported 1,593 new cases of the Covid-19 in the past 24 hours to Thursday morning, taking the number of total infected to 344,264.

Fatality due to the deadly virus now stands at 4,859 with 36 people dying during the same period, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its daily virus update.

The country reached the grim milestone of 4,500 deaths on September 7, 12 days after the body count reached the 4,000 mark on August 25. 

The number of fatalities crossed the 2,000 mark on July 5.

Covid-19 deaths in Bangladesh crossed the 1,000 mark on June 10 in nearly three months since the first fatality was recorded on March 18.

Of the 36 deceased, including 28 men and eight women, 20 were from Dhaka division, five from Chittagong, four from Rajshahi, three from Barisal, two from Khulna, and one each from Rangpur and Sylhet divisions.

Among the victims, 34 died at different hospitals and two at home.

So far, 3,778 men (77.96%) and 1,071 women (22.04%) have died from Covid-19 across the country.

The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.41%.

The DGHS said 13,769 samples were collected from suspected Covid-19 patients in the last 24 hours. 

As many as 13,673 samples, including the pending ones, were tested in the 94 authorized labs -- government and private -- across the country.

The latest figures show an infection rate of 11.65%.

To date, 1,783,779 tests have been conducted in the country, leading to an overall infection rate of 19.30% so far.

The health authorities said 2,443 people recovered from the disease over the preceding 24 hours.

So far, 250,412 patients — 72.74% of all infected — have made full recovery across the country.

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.

The fast-spreading coronavirus has claimed more than 945,000 lives and infected over 30,073,000 people across the world till Thursday afternoon, according to worldometer.

As many as 21,826,000 people have recovered from the deadly virus which has spread to 213 countries and territories across the planet.

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