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Covid-19: Bangladesh records 35 more deaths, 1,520 fresh cases

  • Published at 04:19 pm October 7th, 2020
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So far, a total of 286,631 people have recovered around the country

Bangladesh has recorded 35 Covid-19 deaths and 1,520 fresh cases in the last 24 hours.

The recovery count rose to 286,631 after another 1,798 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said on Wednesday.

“Thirty-five more Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 5,440,” the release said.

It said the tally of infections has surged to 373,151 as 1,520 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

A total of 13,032 samples were tested at 109 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 11.66% tested positive, while 18.41% of cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 76.81% of patients have recovered, while 1.46% died so far since the first Covid-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.

Among the 35 deaths, 25 are male and 10 female, the press release said, adding, one is in his 20s, two are in their 40s, eight in their 50s while 22 are above 60 years, one is between 11 to 20 years and one below 10 years.

According to the division-wise data, 19 deaths took place in Dhaka division, six in Chittagong and rests are in other divisions.

Among the total 5,440 deaths, 2,748 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 1,102 in Chittagong division, 357 in Rajshahi division, 445 in Khulna division, 193 in Barishal division, 235 in Sylhet division, 247 in Rangpur division and 113 in Mymensingh division, according to the press release.

A total of 2,026,808 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 Covid-19 patients, the government has introduced telemedicine services comprising 100 physicians, for round- the-clock in the country.

A total of 445,422 people have so far received healthcare services from telemedicine.

The DGHS said 21,461,637 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.

As of October 7, 2020, 10:16 GMT, 1,055,378 have died so far from the Covid-19 outbreak and there are 36,087,836 currently confirmed cases in 212 countries and territories, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.

China was the world’s first country which on January 11 reported the first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province.

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