Update September 2, 2020

Dhaka 12-18 pm, 28-September, 2020

Bangladesh witnesses 2,582 new cases, 35 more deaths

Mirajul Moin Joy

Health authorities of the country detected 2582 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday after testing 15,204 samples in the last 24 hours.

Besides, the infectious disease claimed 35 more lives during the period, taking the total death toll to 4,351.

The fatality rate in Bangladesh is 1.37 percent.

So far, 3,17,528 Covid-19 patients have been detected in the country since March 8 after testing 15,77,61 samples.

The daily infection rate increased to 16.98 percent and among the total tested population 20.13 percent have turned out to be Covid-19 positive.

The country saw the recovery of new 2,839 Covid-19 patients during the period which boosted the number of total recoveries across the country to 2,11,016.

A press release sent by Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) provided the latest information and also confirmed that the recovery rate has climbed to 66.46 percent.

Since March 18, 2,105 people have died in Dhaka, 943 in Chattogram, 291 in Rajshahi, 363 in Khulna, 169 in Barishal, 194 in Sylhet, 194 in Rangpur and 92 in Mymensingh division.

Global Situation

The death toll from Covid-19 reached 855,444 globally on Wednesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

Besides, the number of confirmed cases stands at 25, 658, 847according to JHU.

The United States retained its position as the worst hit country from the virus with 6,073,174 confirmed cases and 184,644 deaths.

The US is followed by Brazil that recorded 3,950,931 confirmed cases and 122,596 deaths so far.

India remained top three in both confirmed cases and deaths as the country reported 3, 691,166 cases and 65, 288 deaths according to JHU data.

Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.

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