Bangladesh reports 1,540 more coronavirus cases

24 Sep 2020 15:59, Somoy English Desk
Bangladesh reports 1,540 more coronavirus cases
Bangladesh reports 1,540 more coronavirus cases

Bangladesh registered 1,540 more coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours till Thursday to bring the total infections in the country to 355,384.

Besides, the death tally from the virus has reached 5,072 after 28 more people died from the virus during the period.

Of the new deceased, 21 are men and seven are women. Among the total dead, 3,935 or 77.58 percent are men while 1,137 or 22.42 percent are women.

Coronavirus Update in Bangladesh

(Update on September 24, 2020)

Status New Total
Cases 1,540 355,384
Death 28 5,072
Recovered 2,139 265,092
Test 12,900 1,875,537


The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) disclosed the information through a press release in the afternoon.

As per the press release, 2,139 more patients recuperated from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours to bring the total recoveries to 265,092.  

During the period, 12,900 samples were tested in 103 labs across the country. With this, a total of 1,875,537 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 11.94 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 18.95 percent.

The recovery rate continued to rise in Bangladesh reaching 74.59 percent while the mortality rate is 1.43 percent, one of the lowest in the world.

On Wednesday, Bangladesh registered 37 deaths and 1,666 infections from coronavirus after testing 14,150 samples with a positivity rate of 11.77 percent.

Meanwhile, coronavirus continued to ravage the world as some 313,665 cases were registered in the last 24 till 10am on Thursday.

In total, confirmed Covid-19 cases across the globe have reached 32,097,169.

Besides, the death toll from the virus has surged to 981,967 globally, according to Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 7,435,232 patients, 7,372,864 are in mild condition while 62,368 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 23,679,970 people have made recovery from the disease in different countries.

The US is the worst-hit country with highest cases and deaths in the world at 7,139,553 and 206,593 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 5,732,518 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 139,065.


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