Covid: Bangladesh sees rise in cases, fall in deaths

14 Oct 2020 15:06, Somoy English Desk
Covid: Bangladesh sees rise in cases, fall in deaths
Covid: Bangladesh sees rise in cases, fall in deaths

Confirmed infections from coronavirus, which is responsible for Covid-19, in Bangladesh have surged to 382,959 with the detection of 1,684 more cases over the last 24 hours till Wednesday.

Besides, the highly contagious virus, officially known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (Sars-CoV-2), took the lives of 16 more people during the period take the virus-related deaths in the country to 5,593.

Of the new deceased, 13 are men and three are women. Among the total dead, 4,305 or 76.97 percent are men while 1,288 or 23.03 percent are women.

Coronavirus Update in Bangladesh

(Update on October 14, 2020)

Status New Total
Cases 1,684 382,959
Death 16 5,593
Recovered 1,576 297,449
Test 14,411 2,112,448


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

As per the press release, 1,576 more patients recovered in the last 24 hours to take the total recoveries in the country to 297,449.

During the period, 14,411 samples were tested in 109 labs across the country. With this, a total of 2,112,448 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 11.69 percent in the last hours while the overall positivity rate is 18.13 percent.

The recovery rate continued to rise in Bangladesh reaching 77.67 percent while the mortality rate is 1.46 percent, one of the lowest in the world.

On Tuesday, Bangladesh recorded 22 deaths and 1,537 infections from coronavirus after testing 13,815 samples with a positivity rate of 11.13 percent.

Meanwhile, the death toll from coronavirus has reached 1,090,811 across the world as of Wednesday morning.

Besides, the virus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2, has so far sickened 38,363,600 people globally, according to tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 8,422,704 patients, 8,352,727 are in mild condition while 69,977 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 28,850,085 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 8,090,253 and 220,873 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 7,239,389 and third highest fatalities of 110,617 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 151,063 and third highest cases of 5,114,823.


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