Bangladesh on Sunday registered 24 more deaths from Covid-19, a disease caused by novel coronavirus, officially known as Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (Sars-CoV-2), over the last 24 hours take the death tally to 5,524.
Besides, confirmed infections from the virus have reached 378,266 with the detection of 1,193 fresh cases during the period.
Of the new deceased, 19 are men and five are women. Among the total dead, 4,256 or 77.05 percent are men while 1,268 or 22.95 percent are women.
Coronavirus Update in Bangladesh
(Update on October 11, 2020)
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) disclosed the information through a press release in the afternoon.
As per the press release, 1,495 more patients recuperated in the last 24 hours to take the total recoveries in the country to 292,860.
During the period, 9,467 samples were tested in 109 labs across the country. With this, a total of 2,070,995 samples have so far been tested in the country.
The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 12.60 percent in the last hours while the overall positivity rate is 18.26 percent.
The recovery rate continued to rise in Bangladesh reaching 77.42 percent while the mortality rate is 1.46 percent, one of the lowest in the world.
On Saturday, Bangladesh recorded 23 deaths and 1,203 infections from coronavirus after testing 10,673 samples with a positivity rate of 11.08 percent.
Meanwhile, confirmed coronavirus cases around the world have reached 37,470,751 as of Sunday morning.
Besides, the virus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2, has claimed the lives of 1,077,507 people in different countries, according to tracking website Worldometer.
Of the currently infected 8,277,378 patients, 8,208,746 are in mild condition while 68,632 are in serious or critical condition.
So far, 28,115,866, 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 7,945,505 and 219,282 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 7,053,806 and third highest fatalities of 108,371 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 150,236 and third highest cases of 5,091,840.