Covid-19 Confirmed cases exceed 2.9 lakh in Bangladesh


21st August, 2020 06:28:39 printer

Covid-19 Confirmed cases exceed 2.9 lakh in Bangladesh

Health authorities of Bangladesh on Friday detected 2,401 new Covid-19 patients which increased the number of total cases to 2,90,360 since the first detection of the disease on March 8.

Besides, 39 more people died from the virus infection across the country in the last 24 hours raising the death tally to 3,861.

Bangladesh is seeing 23 deaths per million population after the first victim died on March 18.

Ninety one labs tested 12,943 samples during the period and so far 14,20,499 samples have been tested in the country. Against the total number of tests, 20.44 percent have turned out to be positive.

The number of recoveries reached 1,72,615 as 3,624 patients came round in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate in Bangladesh has jumped to 59.45 percent.

The daily infection rate on Friday declined further to 18.55 percent while fatality rate stood at 1.33 percent.

These data were revealed via a press release sent by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of the 39 new deceased, 25 aged above 60 years.

Since March 18, 1,854 died in Dhaka, 863 in Chattogram, 251 in Rajshahi, 316 in Khulna, 151 in Barishal, 183 in Sylhet, 160 in Rangpur and 83 died in Mymensingh division.

Among the new deceased, 36 died at hospitals and three at home.

Currently, 20,295 people are in isolation while over 53,729 are home and institutionally quarantined in the country.