Country reports 28 more fatalities from COVID-19
Published : Thursday, 24 September, 2020 at 3:57 PM Count : 399
With the deaths of 28 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Thursday, Bangladesh's COVID-19 death count now stands at 5,072.
During this timeline, 1,540 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 3,55,384.
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 Thursday afternoon.
Health authorities also reported 2,139 more recoveries in a day, taking the total number of recoveries to 2,65,092.
Among the newly deceased, 21 were men and seven women. Of them, 17 in Dhaka, six in Chattogram, one in Rajshahi, two in Khulna, one in Sylhet, and one in Rangpur divisions.
In the last 24 hours, 103 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 12,382 samples and tested 12,900.
With this, a total of 18,75,557 samples were tested in the country.
The latest day's infection rate is 11.94 per cent, compared to the sample tested, while the overall infection rate is 18.95.
Till now, the recovery rate is 74.59 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.43 per cent.
As of today, a total of 3,935 men (77.58 per cent) and 1,137 women (22.42 per cent) died of the deadly virus in the country.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.
According to Worldometer's COVID-19 data, the deadly virus has killed 9,82,513 people globally and infected 3,21,30,722 as of Thursday afternoon.