Country sees 20 more COVID-19 deaths
Published : Sunday, 24 January, 2021 at 3:48 PM Count : 677
With the deaths of 20 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Sunday, Bangladesh's COVID-19 death count now stands at 8,023.
During this timeline, 473 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 5,31,799.
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.
Health authorities also reported 514 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 4,76,682.
In the last 24 hours, 200 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 14,478 samples and tested 14,169.
With this, a total of 35,55,558 samples were tested in the country.
Among the newly deceased, 16 were men and the rest four were women. Of them, 12 are from Dhaka, five from Chattogram, one from Khulna, and two from Rajshahi divisions.
The infection rate is 3.34 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 14.96 per cent.
So far, the recovery rate is 89.59 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.51 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 21,31,747 people globally and infected 9,93,89,164 as of today afternoon.