Update September 26, 2020

Dhaka 4-33 pm, 31-October, 2020

Bangladesh reports 36 more deaths, 1,106 new cases

Mirajul Moin Joy

The death toll from Covid-19 disease hit 5,129 in Bangladesh on Saturday morning, as health authorities registered 36 more fatalities in 24 hours across the country.

During the period, another 1,106 fresh cases were detected which raised the number of total cases in the country to 3,57,873 since the first detection of infections by the deadly virus on March 8.

According to a handout provided by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 10,765 new tests were carried out during the period that took the total number of sample tests to 18,98,775.

The official release said 18.85 percent of total tests turned out to be positive and the daily infection rate was recorded 10.27 percent on Saturday.

The total number of recoveries reached 2,68,777 till Saturday 8 am as 1,753 former patients were reported cured in 24 hours.

The recovery rate now stands at 77.10 percent in Bangladesh while the mortality rate at 1.43 percent, the DGHS release added.

Currently, there are 83,967 active cases in the country. Bangladesh is seeing 2101.35 infections, 1,578.20 recoveries per million while 30.12 are dying against the same number.

Among the 37 new deaths, including 25 men and 11 women, 8 are aged above 50.

So far, 2,546 people have died in Dhaka division, 1,060 in Chattogram, 336 in Rajshahi, 429 in Khulna, 187 in Barishal, 226 in Sylhet, 237 in Rangpur and 108 in Mymensingh division.

Across the country, 15,870 people are now in isolation and 44,570 in quarantine.

In Bangladesh, the first three cases of coronavirus infection were detected on March 8 and it crossed 3,00,000 on August 26.

On July 2, a total of 4,019 Covid-19 patients were identified in the country which was the highest in a single day.

Global Situation

The global coronavirus death toll will officially touch the one-million mark within the next few days.

According to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the death toll was recorded 987,593 as of Saturday morning.

Besides, the confirmed Covid-19 cases have exceeded 32.4 million globally. More than 22 million recoveries have been registered globally.

The US has registered 203,657 deaths and more than seven million cases – both the highest in the world.

India reported another 86,052 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, a declining trend with recoveries exceeding new cases this week.

The latest update from India’s Health Ministry on Friday raised the nation’s total to more than 5.8 million.

The global coronavirus death toll could hit two million before an effective vaccine is widely used, warned World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday, reports BBC.

Dr Mike Ryan, the WHO’s emergencies head, said the figure could be higher without concerted international action.

Almost one million people have died with Covid-19 worldwide since the disease first emerged in China late last year.

The virus infections continue to rise, with 32 million cases confirmed globally.

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