Corona Update

32 more die, 1,567 cases detected

Staff Correspondent

20 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh has recorded 32 more deaths from novel coronavirus and 1,567 fresh cases overnight.

Some 32 more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Saturday, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 4,913 in the country, said a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The recovery count rose to 2,54,386 after another 2,051 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, it added.

The DGHS said the tally of infections surged to 347,372 as 1,567 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

A total of 13,170 samples were tested at 95 authorised laboratories across the country during the period.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 11.90 percent tested positive while 19.20 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, said the release.

Among the total infections, 73.23 percent patients have recovered, while 1.41 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.

Among the 32 deaths, 25 are male and seven female, the press release said, adding one is in his 20s, one in his 30s, four in their 40s, eight in their 50s, while 17 are above 60 years and one between 11 to 20 years.

According to the division-wise data, 22 deaths took place in Dhaka division while four in Mymensingh division and the rest are in other divisions.

Among the total 4,913 deaths, 2,404 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 1,022 in Chattogram division, 329 in Rajshahi division, 413 in Khulna division, 184 in Barishal division, 221 in Sylhet division, 231 in Rangpur division and 107 in Mymensingh division, according to the press release.

A total of 1,809,679 samples have so far been tested since the detection of the first COVID-19 cases in the country.

The DGHS said in order to make treatment facilities easily available for the COVID-19 patients, the government has introduced telemedicine services comprising 100 physicians for round-the-clock in the country.

A total of 364,120 people have so far received healthcare services from telemedicine.

The DGHS said 20,719,867 people received healthcare services from hotline mobile numbers and health web portals as the government formed a group of medical professionals to provide emergency healthcare services.

To receive information and treatment facilities on COVID-19, the contact hotline and mobile numbers are 16263; 333; 10655 and 01944333222.

As of September 19, some 956,915 have died so far from the COVID-19 outbreak and there are 30,721,066 currently confirmed cases in 212 countries and territories, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.