Published : Wednesday, 28 October, 2020 at 9:57 PM, Update: 31.01.2021 1:07:00 AM
Bangladesh has recorded 23 more Covid-19 deaths and 1,493 fresh cases in the last 24 hours.
The recovery count rose to 319,733 after another 1,610 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said on Wednesday.
â€œTwenty-three more Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 5,861,â€ the release said.
It said the tally of infections has surged to 403,079 as 1,493 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
A total of 12,357 samples were tested at 111 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 12.08% tested positive, while 17.55% of cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.
Among the total infections, 79.32% of patients have recovered, while 1.45% died so far since the first Covid-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.
Among the 23 deceased, 19 were male and four female, the press release said, adding, three were in their 30s, two in their 40s, two in their 50s, while 16 were above 60 years.
According to the division-wise data, 16 deaths took place in Dhaka Division and rests in other divisions.
Of the total 5,861 deaths since March, 3,038 deaths occurred in Dhaka Division, 1,164 in Chittagong Division, 370 in Rajshahi Division, 466 in Khulna Division, 198 in Barisal Division, 242 in Sylhet Division, 262 in Rangpur Division and 121 in Mymensingh Division, according to the press release.
A total of 2,296,321 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.
The DGHS said 22,146,771 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 October 28, 09:52 GMT, 1,173,189 have died so far from the Covid-19 outbreak and there are 44,322,504 currently confirmed cases in 212 countries and territories, according to worldometer.
China was the worldâ€™s first country which on January 11 reported the first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central Chinaâ€™s Hubei province.