Update August 23, 2020

Dhaka 3-49 pm, 27-September, 2020

1,973 new Covid-19 cases, 34 more deaths

Mirajul Moin Joy

Health authorities in Bangladesh on Sunday reported 1,973 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, which was the lowest since August 4 when 1,918 cases were detected across the country.
With the latest ones, the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country jumped to 2,94,598 in the 24th week of the first virus detection.

Meanwhile, the death toll from the disease rose to 3,941 as 34 more patients succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours.

RT-PCR facilities of the country tested 14,42,656 samples so far and 10,801 of them were conducted on Sunday. The daily infection rate declined to 18.27 percent while 20.42 percent of the tested population turned out Covid-19 positive.

The total number of recoveries saw massive growth again on Sunday as 3,524 patients got cured during the period, raising the total number of recovered cases to 1,79,091. The recovery rate increased to 60.79 percent, said a media release from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The number of deaths per one million population in Bangladesh has increased to 24. The country is seeing 1,774 cases in 8,682 tests per one million population. At present, there are over one lakh active cases in the country.

Among the 34 who lost their lives in the last 24 hours, the highest 22 were aged above 60 years.

The DGHS data recorded since March 18 show that 0.48 percent of those who died aged below 10 years, while 0.89 percent aged between 11 and 20 years, 2.41 percent between 21 and 30, 6.27 percent between 31 and 40, 13.30 percent between 41 and 50, 27.73 percent between 51 and 60 and 48.9 percent aged above 60 years.

With the latest figures, 1,899 people have so far died in Dhaka, 873 in Chattogram, 267 in Rajshahi, 316 in Khulna, 158 in Barishal, 184 in Sylhet, 165 in Rangpur and 83 have died in Mymensingh divisions.

Across the country, 20,619 people are there in isolation while 52,678 are currently quarantined.

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