Update September 13, 2020

Dhaka 12-32 pm, 28-September, 2020

1,476 new patients detected, 31 more deaths

Mirajul Moin Joy

The coronavirus recovery rate in Bangladesh jumped to 71.3 percent on Sunday with the recovery of 2,372 patients.

So far, 240,643 coronavirus patients have recovered.

A handout from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said 31 patients have died and 1,476 new patients were detected till morning after testing 12,999 samples.

The daily infection rate currently stands at 11.35 percent.

So far, 1,728,480 tests have been conducted and 337,520 or 19.53 percent of them have turned out to be positive.

Currently, the death toll stands at 4,733. “The fatality rate is 1.4 percent,” the handout said.

In per one million population, 1,981.84 cases are being recorded – 1,413 are recovering while 27.79 are dying.

Bangladesh recorded 255 deaths and 12,479 cases over the past week (Sept 6-12). During this period, 20,479 patients recovered.

Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18.

Among the deceased, 3,686 are men and 1,047 women.

Twenty-one of the latest victims are aged above 60 years and seven are between 51 and 60 years.

So far, 2,293 have died in Dhaka division, 1,001 in Chattogram, 319 in Rajshahi, 401 in Khulna, 180 in Barishal, 212 in Sylhet, 225 in Rangpur and 102 in Mymensingh.

Across the country, 18,135 people are in isolation and 49,525 are quarantined at present.

Global Situation

The global coronavirus death count soared to 919,081 on Sunday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University tally.

Data compiled by JHU showed the globally confirmed cases standing at 28,660,123 till morning.

The US, which is the worst-hit country, has reported 6,482,523 confirmed cases with 193,670 fatalities.

It is followed by India with 4.7 million cases and 78,586 deaths.

Brazil is the third worst-hit country with 4,315,687 confirmed cases and 131,210 deaths.

Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year. The World Health Organization declared the crisis a pandemic in March.

There is currently no vaccine for the virus although some promising candidates are in the final stage of their trials.

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