Bangladesh’s Covid deaths stand at 5,555

12 Oct 2020 15:38, Somoy English Desk
Bangladesh’s Covid deaths stand at 5,555
Bangladesh’s Covid deaths stand at 5,555

Bangladesh has registered 1,472 more infections from coronavirus, which is responsible for Covid-19, in the last 24 hours till Monday, bringing the total to 379,738.

Besides, the death toll from the highly contagious virus, officially known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (Sars-CoV-2), has reached 5,555 after 31 more people lost their battle to it during the period.

Of the new deceased, 19 are men and 12 are women. Among the total dead, 4,275 or 76.96 percent are men while 1,280 or 23.04 percent are women.

Coronavirus Update in Bangladesh

(Update on October 12, 2020)

Status New Total
Cases 1,472 379,738
Death 31 5,555
Recovered 1,531 294,391
Test 13,227 2,084,222


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

As per the press release, 1,531 more patients recuperated in the last 24 hours to take the total recoveries in the country to 294,391.

During the period, 13,227 samples were tested in 109 labs across the country. With this, a total of 2,084,222 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 11.13 percent in the last hours while the overall positivity rate is 18.22 percent.

The recovery rate continued to rise in Bangladesh reaching 77.52 percent while the mortality rate is 1.46 percent, one of the lowest in the world.

On Sunday, Bangladesh reported 24 deaths and 1,193 infections from coronavirus after testing 9,467 samples with a positivity rate of 12.60 percent.

Meanwhile, reported coronavirus cases have jumped to 37,748,226 across the globe as of Monday morning.

Besides, the virus has taken the lives of 1,081,443 people in different countries, according to tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 8,316,264 patients, 8,247,528 are in mild condition while 68,736 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 28,350,519 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 7,991,998 and 219,695 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 7,120,538 and third highest fatalities of 109,184 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 150,506 and third highest cases of 5,094,979.


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