Covid-19: ‘Lowest’ 26 die, virus detection rate at 5.67pc...

Dhaka, Tuesday   19 October 2021

Covid-19: ‘Lowest’ 26 die, virus detection rate at 5.67pc

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:37 PM, 20 September 2021  

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Bangladesh has reported 26 more deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the tally from the pandemic to 27,251.

Besides, the overall virus caseload stood at 15,44,238 as 1,555 more tested positive for the virus during the period.

A press release signed by Prof. Dr. Nasima Sultana, additional director general (Administration) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information in its routine daily statement on Monday (September 20).

The recovery count rose to 15,03,106 after another 1,565 patients were discharged from the hospitals in the span of 24 hours.

“The country reported 5.67 percent COVID-19 positive cases as 27,431 samples were tested in the past 24 hours,” DGHS said. 

The latest figures show that the “recovery rate at 97.34 percent” while the “mortality rate at 1.76 percent”, the press release added.

In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and Upazilas of Dhaka district is 1109 while 15 COVID fatalities were reported during the period. 

Earlier on Sunday afternoon, the DGHS informed that another 43 people had died from coronavirus and 1,338 confirmed cases were detected in the 24 hours from Saturday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. 

In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and Upazilas of Dhaka district is 1109 while 15 COVID fatalities were reported during the period. 

The official tally showed the virus killed 27,251 people and infected 15,44,238 so far, the DGHS said.  

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

The first Covid-19 cases were reported in Bangladesh on March 8, 2020, while the first death from the virus was reported on March 18. 

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