COVID-19 in Bangladesh
With the deaths of 14 more people in last 24 hours till Saturday afternoon, Bangladesh’s COVID-19 death count now stands at 6,173.
During this timeline, 1,531 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 4,30,496.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the matter through a press release signed by Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of DGHS, on Saturday afternoon.
Health authorities also reported 1,462 more recoveries in a day, taking the total number of recoveries to 3,47,849.
A total of 115 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 11,577 samples and tested 11,795 in last 24 hours.
With this, a total of 25,27,134 samples were tested in the country.
Among the newly deceased, 10 were men and the rest four were women. Of them, eight are from Dhaka; two from Chittagong; and one from Khulna, Rajshahi, Rangpur and Mymensingh divisions respectively.
As of today, a total of 4,751 men (76.96 per cent) and 1,422 women (23.04 per cent) died from COVID-19 in Bangladesh.
The infection rate is 12.98 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested while the overall infection rate is 17.03.
So far, the recovery rate is 80.80 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.43 per cent.
Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.
According to Worldometer’s COVID-19 data, the deadly virus killed 13,10,978 people globally and infected 5,38,33,627 as of Saturday afternoon.
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