Covid-19: 24 more die, 1,696 test positive in 24hrs

Sun Online Desk

22nd October, 2020 03:42:48 printer

Covid-19: 24 more die, 1,696 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 24 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 5,747.

Another 1,696 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 394,827.

A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Thursday afternoon.

Health authorities reported another 1,687 people recovered from the disease in a day, rising the total number of recoveries to 310,532.

In the last 24 hours, 110 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 14,958 samples.

Of the total sample tests, 11.34 percent tested positive in the past 24 hours, while 17.77 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 78.65 percent patients have recovered, while 1.46 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.