Bangladesh records 1,380 more Covid-19 cases

20 Oct 2020 15:18, Somoy English Desk
Bangladesh records 1,380 more Covid-19 cases
Bangladesh records 1,380 more Covid-19 cases

The health authorities of Bangladesh on Tuesday recorded 1,380 more infections from the coronavirus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2, in the past 24 hours, taking the confirmed cases in the country to 391,586. 

Besides, the death toll from the virus, responsible for Covid-19, has reached 5,699 after 18 more people lost their battle to it during the period.

Of the new deceased, 14 are men and four are women. Among the total dead, 4,371 or 76.94 percent are men while 1,314 or 23.06 percent are women.

Coronavirus Update in Bangladesh

(Update on October 21, 2020)

Status New Total
Cases 1,380 391,586
Death 18 5,699
Recovered 1,542 307,141
Test 13,611 2,192,325


Currently, there are 78,746 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, 1,542 more patients recuperated in the last 24 hours to take the total recoveries in the country to 307,141.

During the period, 13,611 samples were tested in 110 labs across the country. With this, a total of 2,192,325 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 10.14 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 17.86 percent.

The recovery rate continued to rise in Bangladesh reaching 78.44 percent.

Bangladesh has one of the lowest case fatality rates or CFR, which measures deaths among Covid-19 patients, at 1.46 percent.

On Monday, Bangladesh logged 21 deaths and 1,637 infections from coronavirus after testing 15,146 samples with a positivity rate of 10.81 percent.

Meanwhile, coronavirus continues its spread around the world sickening 40,648,522 people as of Tuesday morning. Of them, 368,273 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours.

Besides, the virus has so far claimed the lives of 1,122,992 people globally, according to tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 9,172,178 patients, 9,099,373 are in mild condition while 72,805 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 30,353,352 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 8,456,653 and 225,222 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 7,594,736 and third highest fatalities of 115,236 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 154,226 and third highest cases of 5,251,127.


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