Bangladesh reports 21 Covid 19 deaths, 2,67,024 total recoveries
Bangladesh reports 21 Covid-19 deaths, 2,67,024 total recoveries
| 25 Sep 2020, 17:04
Bangladesh today (Friday) recorded 21 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 1,383 fresh cases overnight.
The recovery count rose to 2,67,024 after another 1,932 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.
“Twenty-one more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 5,093” the release said.
It said the tally of infections has surged to 3,56,767 as 1,383 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
A total of 12,473 samples were tested at 103 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 11.09 percent tested positive, while 18.90 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.
Among the total infections, 74.85 percent patients have recovered, while 1.43 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.
Among the 21 deaths, 14 are male and seven female, the press release said, adding seven in their 40s, four in their 50s while 10 are above 60 years.
Among the total 5,093 deaths, 2,523 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 1052 in Chattogram division, 336 in Rajshahi division, 428 in Khulna division, 186 in Barishal division, 224 in Sylhet division, 237 in Rangpur division and 107 in Mymensingh division, according to the press release.
A total of 18,88,010 samples have so far been tested since the detection of the first COVID-19 cases in the country.
The DGHS said in order to make treatment facilities easily available for the COVID-19 patients, the government has introduced telemedicine services comprising 100 physicians, for round- the-clock in the country.
A total of 3,90,675 people have so far received healthcare services from telemedicine.
The DGHS said 2,10,19,202 people received healthcare services from hotline mobile numbers and health web portals as the government formed a group of medical professionals to provide emergency healthcare services.
To receive information and treatment facilities on COVID-19, the contact hotline and mobile numbers are 16263; 333; 10655 and 01944333222.
As of September 25, 2020, 10:12 GMT, 988,274 have died so far from the COVID-19 outbreak and there are 32,450,177 currently confirmed cases in 212 countries and territories, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.
China was the world’s first country which on January 11 reported the first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province.