Corona Update

20 more die, 1,335 new cases detected

Staff Correspondent

28 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Some twenty more coronavirus infected patients died while 1,335 new cases were detected across the country, including in Dhaka, in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

The number of daily detection of new cases has decreased on average, but detection of coronavirus infection cases has been continuing as coronavirus cases has already crossed four lakh in the country.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the total number of coronavirus infection cases has reached 4,01,586 in the country.

The DGHS said 17.58 percent of   the samples have been diagnosed with coronavirus and 1.45 percent patients have died. Some 10.58 percent samples have been diagnosed with the disease in a day.

However, the coronavirus recovery rate has neared 80 percent in the country as the numbers of daily deaths and detection of new cases have also decreased.

Some 1,523 coronavirus infected patients have made recovery from the disease in a day, raising the total number to 3,18,123.

“The recovery rate from Covid-19 disease has reached 79.22 percent in the country,” it said.

The health directorate said the death toll from Covid-19 disease has risen to 5,838 and the total death rate stands at 1.45 percent in the country.

It said detection of new cases has decreased while the number of recovery cases has been increasing across the country.

A total of 12,617 samples, out of 12,386 collected, were tested at 111 labs in the country during the period, the report added.

A total of 22,83,964 samples have been tested to detect coronavirus infection across the country so far.

The first case of Covid-19 was detected on March 8 while the first death was recorded on March 18 in the country.