- Total infected: 274,525 or 20.46%
- Total death: 3,625 or 1.32%
- Total recovery: 157,635 or 57.42%
- Total sample test: 1,341,648
- Isolated: 20,209
- In Quarantine: 52,851
The daily rate of infection from Covid-19 in Bangladesh still remains above 20 percent, with the country reporting 20.51 percent on Saturday.
Since July, Bangladesh has been consistently witnessing a daily infection rate of over 20 percent, except for one day, August 13, when the country registered a rate of 19.88 percent.
In the last 24 hours till Saturday 8am, 2,644 people tested positive for the virus, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The country confirmed 34 more deaths from the novel coronavirus during the same time, taking the total number of fatalities to 3,625 at a rate of 1.32 percent, according to the official data.
So far, 274,525 people in the country have contracted the virus at an average rate of 20.46 percent, according to the release.
In the last 24 hours, 1,012 patients were declared to have recovered from the disease, taking the tally to 157,635 so far. The overall recovery rate is 57.42 percent.
During this time, 12,800 samples were collected and 12,891 were tested in 87 labs across the country. So far, 1,341,648 samples have been tested.
Among the deceased, 24 were men and 10 were women. Sixteen of them hailed from Dhaka, seven each from Khulna and Chattogram, two from Sylhet, one each from Rangpur and Rajshahi division.
Moreover, one was in the 31-40 year age group, two in the 41-50, nine in the 51-60 and 22 were above 60 years old.
Thirty-one of them died in different hospitals and three at their respective homes.
The gender breakdown of new Covid-19 cases shows that over 79 percent were men and nearly 21 percent were women.
According to the division-wise cases, 1,734 hailed from Dhaka division, 834 from Chattogram, 286 from Khulna, 234 from Rajshahi, 172 from Sylhet, 146 from Rangpur, 139 from Barishal and 80 from Mymensingh.