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Pandemic claims 18 more lives

1,474 test positive, 1,577 recover

FE Report | November 09, 2020 00:00:00

Eighteen more people died and 1,474 others tested positive for Covid-19 during the last 24 hours ending at 8:00 am on Sunday.

With the latest figures, the death toll rose to 6,067 while the caseload to 420,238, said a statement issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The official data revealed that both the number of fatalities and infections increased on Sunday comparing to the previous day when 13 deaths and 1,289 new cases were reported.

The country has reported the fatality rate at 1.44 per cent and the detection rate at 17.20 per cent.

During the reporting period, 14 males and 4 females died of the highly infectious disease. Of them, all but one died in hospital.

Nine deaths were reported in Dhaka division while three in Chattogram, two each in Khulna and Rangpur and one each in Barishal and Sylhet.

One of the dead was aged below 30 year, another was between 41 and 50, five between 51 and 60 and the remaining 11 were aged over 60 years, the statement said.

In contrast, 1,577 patients recovered from the viral disease during the latest reporting period, bringing the total number of recoveries to 338,145. The DGHS registered the recovery rate at 80.47 per cent.

Currently, 114 laboratories are operating across the country to detect new cases. So far 2,442,602 samples have been tested including new 12,760 ones in the reporting period.

Some 791 people were released from the quarantine during the period, and 776 more people were kept in the same. With them, 39,916 people are still staying in quarantine.

Currently, Bangladesh is the 22nd hardest-hit country on the global list in terms of positive cases, according to Worldometer, an information portal.

Bangladesh is the fifth hardest-hit country in Asia where India, Iran, Iraq and Indonesia have been witnessing a surge in the number of new cases.

The viral disease that broke out in China in late December last year has so far killed 1.25 million people and infected 50.36 million individuals.

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