Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

20 die of COVID-19 in 24 hrs

Published 7:46 pm | January 19, 2021

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Online desk ; With the deaths of 20 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Tuesday, Bangladesh’s COVID-19 death count now stands at 7,942.

During this timeline, 702 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 5,29,031.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the matter through a press release signed by Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of DGHS, on Tuesday afternoon.

Health authorities also reported 642 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 4,73,885.

In the last 24 hours, 199 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 15,574 samples and tested 15,097.

With this, a total of 34,85,257 samples were tested in the country.

Among the newly deceased, 14 were men and the rest six were women. Of them, 11 are from Dhaka, six from Chattogram, two from Rajshahi, and one from Khulna divisions.

The infection rate is 4.65 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 15.18 per cent.

So far, the recovery rate is 89.57 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.50 per cent.

Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus case on March 8 last year and the first death on March 18 the same year.

According to Worldometer’s COVID-19 data, the deadly virus has killed 20,51,377 people globally and infected 9,60,73,719 as of today afternoon.

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