569 infected, 23 die of COVID-19 in 24 hrs
Published : Sunday, 17 January, 2021 at 4:05 PM Count : 496
With the deaths of 23 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Sunday, Bangladesh's COVID-19 death count now stands at 7,906.
During this timeline, 569 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 5,27,632.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the matter through a press release signed by Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of DGHS, on Sunday afternoon.
In the last 24 hours, 199 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 13,553 samples and tested 13,446.
Health authorities also reported 681 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 4,72,437.
With this, a total of 34,57,453 samples were tested in the country.
Among the newly deceased, 16 were men and the rest seven were women. Of them, 16 are from Dhaka,two from Mymensingh, and one each from Chattogram, Khulna, Rajshahi, Sylhet and Rangpur divisions. All of them died in hospital.
The infection rate is 4.23 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 15.26 per cent.
So far, the recovery rate is 89.54 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.49 per cent.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus case on March 8 last year and the first death on March 18 the same year.
According to Worldometer's COVID-19 data, the deadly virus has killed 20,32,750 people globally and infected 9,50,40,333 as of today afternoon.