Over 2.50 lakh COVID-19 patients recover in country
Published: 05:25 PM, 17 September 2020
More than 2,50,000 people have won the battle against the coronavirus pandemic in the country so far since the detection of the first COVID-19 cases in the country.
A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said on Thursday that the recovery count rose to 2,50,412 after another 2,443 patients were discharged from the hospitals in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 36 more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 4,859, the release said, adding that the tally of infections has surged to 3,44,264 as 1,593 new cases were confirmed during the period.
A total of 13,673 samples were tested at 94 authorized laboratories across the country over the past 24 hours. With this, a total of 17,83,779 samples have so far been tested.
Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 11.65 percent tested positive, while 19.30 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.
Among the total infections, 72.74 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 36 deaths, 28 are male and eight female, the press release said, adding two are in his 20s, one is in his 30s, five in their 40s, seven in their 50s, while 21 are above 60 years. 20 deaths took place in Dhaka division, five in Chattogram division and rests are in other divisions, according to the division-wise data.
Among the total 4,859 deaths, 2,369 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 1018 in Chattogram division, 328 in Rajshahi division, 412 in Khulna division, 183 in Barishal division, 218 in Sylhet division, 229 in Rangpur division and 102 in Mymensingh division, according to the press release.
The first coronavirus death was reported in the country on March 18, ten days after the detection of the first COVID-19 cases.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. As of Thursday afternoon, a total of 30,053,079 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 945,376 while 21,815,597 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.