Covid-19: Bangladesh sees fall in infections, rise in deaths

17 Oct 2020 15:30, Somoy English Desk
Covid-19: Bangladesh sees fall in infections, rise in deaths
Covid-19: Bangladesh sees fall in infections, rise in deaths

The death toll from novel coronavirus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which causes respiratory Covid-19, has reached 5,646 in Bangladesh as of Saturday after the health authorities reported 23 more virus-related deaths in the past 24 hours.

Besides, 1,209 more coronavirus cases were recorded during the period, bringing the confirmed infections in the country to 387,295.

Of the new deceased, 18 are men and five are women. Among the total dead, 4,345 or 76.96 percent are men while 1,301 or 23.04 percent are women.

Coronavirus Update in Bangladesh

(Update on October 17, 2020)

Status New Total
Cases 1,209 387,295
Death 23 5,646
Recovered 1,560 302,298
Test 11,573 2,151,702


Currently, there are 79,351 active cases in the country.

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

As per the press release, 1,560 more patients recuperated in the last 24 hours to take the total recoveries in the country to 302,298.

During the period, 11,573 samples were tested in 110 labs across the country. With this, a total of 2,151,702 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 10.45 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 18 percent.

The recovery rate continued to rise in Bangladesh reaching 78.05 percent while the mortality rate is 1.46 percent, one of the lowest in the world.

On Friday, Bangladesh recorded 15 deaths and 1,527 infections from coronavirus after testing 13,577 samples with a positivity rate of 11.25 percent.

Meanwhile, infections from coronavirus have reached 39,586,899 around the world as of Saturday morning.

Besides, the virus has so far claimed the lives of 1,109,130 people globally, according to tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 8,819,205 patients, 8,747,736 are in mild condition while 71,469 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 29,658,564 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 8,288,278 and 223,644 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 7,432,680 and third highest fatalities of 113,032 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 153,229 and third highest cases of 5,201,570.


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