Covid-19 cases surge by 2,644 in Bangladesh

15 Aug 2020 15:31, Somoy English Desk
Covid-19 cases surge by 2,644 in Bangladesh
Covid-19 cases surge by 2,644 in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has reported 2,644 more coronavirus cases as the deadly virus continued to ravage the country.

In total, confirmed infections in the country have reached 274,525 as of Saturday.

Besides, 34 more Covid-19 patients lost their battle against the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total casualties to 3,625.

Of the new deceased, 24 are men and 10 are women. Among the total dead, 2,865 or 79.03 percent are men while 760 or 20.97 are women.

Coronavirus Update in Bangladesh

(Update on August 15, 2020)

Status New Total
Cases 2,644 2,74,525
Death 34 3,625
Recovered 1,012 1,57,635
Test 12,891 1,341,648


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

According to the press release, 1,012 more patients recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 157,635 people have so far made recovery in the country.

During the period, 12,891 samples were tested in labs across the country. With this, a total of 1,341,648 samples have so far been tested in the country.

In comparison with the tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the infection rate is 20.51 percent while the infection rate 20.46 against total tests carried out so far.

Against the total number of detected cases, the recovery rate is 57.42 while the mortality rate is 1.32 percent.

On Friday, Bangladesh registered 34 deaths from coronavirus and 2,766 cases after testing 12,856 samples.

Meanwhile, the death toll from coronavirus across the world has jumped to 763,381 as of Saturday noon.

Besides, 21,357,771 people have so far been infected with the virus in different countries, according to Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 6,443,095 patients, 6,378,536 are in mild condition while 64,559 are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 14,151,295 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 5,476,266 and 171,535 respectively while Brazil is in the 2nd position with 3,278,895 cases and 106,571 deaths and India reported 3rd highest 2,527,308 cases.


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