24 more die, 1,696 test positive in 24hrs
Published : 22 Oct 2020, 17:49
Bangladesh announced a daily count of 24 new deaths from a novel coronavirus infection, for a total of 5,747.
Another 1,696 patients with coronavirus were detected within 24 hours, taking the total number of infections to 394,827.
The announcement was made on Thursday afternoon in a press release from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
An additional 1,687 individuals recovered from the disease per day were registered by health officials, taking the total number of recoveries to 310,532.
In the last 24 hours, 14,958 samples were tested by 110 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country.
11.34 percent of the total sample samples have tested positive in the past 24 hours, while 17.77 percent of the total tests performed so far have been detected, the release added.
Of the total infections, 78.65 percent of patients have recovered, while 1.46 percent have died so far since the country announced the first COVID-19 positive cases on March 8.
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