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Covid-19: Number of deaths stands at 5,723 in Bangladesh

21 Oct 2020 15:28, Somoy English Desk
Covid-19: Number of deaths stands at 5,723 in Bangladesh
Covid-19: Number of deaths stands at 5,723 in Bangladesh

The death toll from coronavirus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2, has jumped to 5,723 with the deaths of 24 more Covid-19 patients in the last 24 hours till Wednesday.

Besides, 1,545 fresh infections from the virus, which is responsible for Covid-19, were registered during the period to take the confirmed cases in the country to 393,131. 

Of the new deceased, 19 are men and five are women. Among the total dead, 4,404 or 76.95 percent are men while 1,319 or 23.05 percent are women.

Currently, there are 78,563 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, 1,704 more patients recuperated in the last 24 hours to take the total recoveries in the country to 308,845.

During the period, 14,086 samples were tested in 110 labs across the country. With this, a total of 2,206,411 samples have so far been tested in the country.

The positivity rate -- an indicator of the prevalence of the disease -- was recorded at 10.97 percent in the last 24 hours while the overall positivity rate is 17.82 percent.

The recovery rate continued to rise in Bangladesh reaching 78.56 percent.

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

On Tuesday, Bangladesh logged 18 deaths and 1,380 infections from coronavirus after testing 13,611 samples with a positivity rate of 10.14 percent.

Meanwhile, confirmed infections from coronavirus have reached 41,042,579 around the world as of Wednesday morning.
Besides, the death toll from the virus has surged to 1,129,591 globally, according to tracking website Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 9,284,571 patients, 9,207,500 are in mild condition while 77,071 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 30,628,417 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 8,520,307 and 226,149 respectively while India has 2nd highest cases of 7,651,107 and third highest fatalities of 115,950 and Brazil has 2nd highest deaths of 154,888 and third highest cases of 5,274,817.

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