Covid-19: 17 more die, 518 infected; Detection rate 2.34 pc...

Dhaka, Tuesday   26 October 2021

Covid-19: 17 more die, 518 infected; Detection rate 2.34 pc

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:24 PM, 13 October 2021   Updated: 06:29 PM, 13 October 2021

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Bangladesh has reported 17 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the tally of fatalities from the pandemic to 27,730.

The overall COVID caseload, on the other hand, stood at 15,64,019 as 518 more tested positive for the virus in the span of 24 hours.

It was said in a press release signed by Professor Dr. Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General (Administration) of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Wednesday (October 13, 2021).

The recovery count rose to 15,64,019 as 518 patients recovered from the Covid-19 in the preceding 24 hours.

Among the 17 deaths in the past 24 hours – 8 are male and 9 are female.

As many as 22,153 samples were tested at 815 centers across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a virus positivity rate of 2.34 percent.

A total of 1,00,20,673 samples were collected so far, detecting the COVID rate of 15.61 percent. The recovery rate per 100 people is 98.54 percent and the death rate is 1.77 percent.

Dhaka registered the most daily deaths and new cases among the eight divisions, logging 13 fatalities and 393 infections.

Earlier, 11 people died of Covid-19 and 543 new cases were reported on Tuesday.

The highest single-day deaths 264 from Covid-19 were reported on Tuesday (August 10).

Bangladesh reported the first Covid-19 cases on March 8, 2020, and the first death from the virus was reported on March 18.