Bangladesh: Covid infections eclipse 3.81 lakh

13 Oct 2020 15:33, Somoy English Desk
Bangladesh: Covid infections eclipse 3.81 lakh
Bangladesh: Covid infections eclipse 3.81 lakh

Total infections from coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, in Bangladesh have reached 381,275 with the detection of 1,537 more cases over the last 24 hours till Tuesday.

Coronavirus Update in Bangladesh

(Update on October 12, 2020)

Status New Total
Cases 1,537 381,275
Death 22 5,577
Recovered 1,482 295,873
Test 13,815 2,098,037


Besides, the highly contagious virus, officially known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (Sars-CoV-2), claimed the lives of 22 more people during the period take the virus-related deaths in the country to 5,577.

Of the new deceased, 17 are men and five are women. Among the total dead, 4,292 or 76.96 percent are men while 1,285 or 23.04 percent are women.

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

As per the press release, 1,482 more patients recovered in the last 24 hours to take the total recoveries in the country to 295,873.

During the period, 13,815 samples were tested in 109 labs across the country. With this, a total of 2,098,037 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 18.17 percent.

The recovery rate continued to rise in Bangladesh reaching 77.60 percent while the mortality rate is 1.46 percent, one of the lowest in the world.

On Monday, Bangladesh registered 31 deaths and 1,472 infections from coronavirus after testing 13,227 samples with a positivity rate of 11.13 percent.

Meanwhile, infections from coronavirus have reached 38,042,463 across the globe as of Tuesday morning.

Besides, 1,085,373 people have so far died from the virus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2, according to tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 8,354,236 patients, 8,285,117 are in mild condition while 69,119 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 28,602,854 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 8,037,789 and 220,011 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 7,175,880 and third highest fatalities of 109,894 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 150,709 and third highest cases of 5,103,408.


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