Reported infections from coronavirus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, have climbed to 388,569 in Bangladesh with the detection of 1,274 more cases in the last 24 hours till Sunday.
Besides, the virus killed 14 more people during the period to take the death tally in the country to 5,660.
Of the new deceased, 12 are men and two are women. Among the total dead, 4,357 or 76.98 percent are men while 1,303 or 23.02 percent are women.
Coronavirus Update in Bangladesh
(Update on October 18, 2020)
Currently, there are 78,937 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, 1,674 more patients recuperated in the last 24 hours to take the total recoveries in the country to 303,972.
During the period, 11,866 samples were tested in 110 labs across the country. With this, a total of 2,163,568 samples have so far been tested in the country.
The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 10.74 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 17.96 percent.
The recovery rate continued to rise in Bangladesh reaching 78.23 percent while the mortality rate is 1.46 percent, one of the lowest in the world.
On Saturday, Bangladesh logged 23 deaths and 1,209 infections from coronavirus after testing 11,573 samples with a positivity rate of 10.45 percent.
Meanwhile, coronavirus cases around the world have surged to 39,959,269 as of Sunday morning.
Besides, the virus has so far taken the lives of 1,114,633 people globally, according to tracking website Worldometer.
Of the currently infected 8,956,052 patients, 8,884,109 are in mild condition while 71,943 are in serious or critical condition.
So far, 29,888,584 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 8,342,665 and 224,282 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 7,494,551 and third highest fatalities of 114,064 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 153,690 and third highest cases of 5,224,362.