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Covid-19: 23 die,1,308 test positive in Bangladesh

  • Published at 04:31 pm October 25th, 2020
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File photo: A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to Covid-19 Reuters

Death toll stands at 5,803; total infected 398,815; total recovery 315,107

Twenty-three more people died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours until Sunday morning in Bangladesh, taking the number of total fatalities to 5,803.

The country also logged more than 398,000 coronavirus cases with 1,308 people having tested positive over the same period.

With the latest figure, the number of all confirmed cases so far jumped to 398,815, according to the daily virus update released on Sunday by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The health authorities said 1,544 people recovered from the disease over the preceding 24 hours.

So far, 315,107 patients (79%) have made full recovery across the country.

Of the 23 deceased, including 19 men, 19 were from Dhaka division and the remaining four from Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi, and Rangpur division.

All the victims died at different hospitals in the country.

So far, 4,471 men (77%) and 1,332 women (23%) have died from Covid-19 across the country.

The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.46%.

The DGHS said 11,757 samples were collected from suspected Covid-19 patients in the last 24 hours.

As many as 11,103 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 11.78%.

To date, 2,257,589 tests have been conducted in the country, leading to an overall infection rate of 17.67% so far.

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 1,155,924 lives and infected 43,021,646 people across the world till 5pm Sunday, according to Worldometer.

As many as 31,720,200 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has spread to 215 countries and territories across the planet.

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