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Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 1637 new cases, 21 deaths

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|  19 Oct 2020, 17:13
Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 1637 new cases, 21 deaths
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Bangladesh has recorded 21 more deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours until  Monday morning , pushing up the fatalities to 5681.

Health authorities also reported 1,637 new cases, taking the caseload to 390,206.

Currently, there are 84,607 active cases in the country, said a handout of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18. The cases reached the 300,000-mark on Aug 26 while the death toll exceeded 5,000 on Sept 22.

The fatality rate is 1.46 percent.

So far, 21,78,714 samples have been tested -- 15,146  in the last 24 hours -- and 17.96 percent of them have turned out to be positive.

Bangladesh’s recovery rate is steadily increasing with 1,627 new recoveries. So far, 305,599 patients have recovered with a recovery rate of 78.32 percent, the health authorities said.

Source: UNB


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