Covid-19: Recoveries in Bangladesh near 3 lakh

15 Oct 2020 15:24, Somoy English Desk
Covid-19: Recoveries in Bangladesh near 3 lakh
Covid-19: Recoveries in Bangladesh near 3 lakh

The number of recoveries from coronavirus has reached 299,229 in Bangladesh with the recuperation of 1,780 more in the last 24 hours till Thursday.

Besides, the recovery rate continued to rise in the country reaching 77.81 percent while the mortality rate is 1.46 percent, one of the lowest in the world.

Meanwhile, the health authorities announced the detection of 1,600 more Covid-19 cases during the period to bring the total to 384,559.

Coronavirus Update in Bangladesh

(Update on October 15, 2020)

Status New Total
Cases 1,600 384,559
Death 15 5,608
Recovered 1,780 299,229
Test 14,104 2,126,552


Besides, the death toll from the highly contagious virus, officially known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (Sars-CoV-2), has reached 5,608 after 15 more people died testing positive for the virus.

Of the new deceased, nine are men and six are women. Among the total dead, 4,314 or 76.93 percent are men while 1,294 or 23.07 percent are women.

Currently, there are 79722 active cases in the country.

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

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 11.34 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 18.08 percent.

In the last 24 hours, 14,104 samples were tested in 109 labs across the country. With this, a total of 2,126,552 samples have so far been tested in the country.

On Wednesday, Bangladesh logged 16 deaths and 1,684 infections from coronavirus after testing 14,411 samples with a positivity rate of 11.69 percent.

Meanwhile, the death toll from coronavirus has surged to 1,096,881 around the world as of Thursday morning.

Besides, the virus has so far infected 38,744,473 people globally, according to tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 8,523,831 patients, 8,453,400 are in mild condition while 70,431 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 29,123,761 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 8,150,043 and 221,843 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 7,305,070 and third highest fatalities of 111,311 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 151,779 and third highest cases of 5,141,498.


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