Bangladesh reports lowest number of Covid-19 deaths in 4 months
The country's death toll from the virus now stands at 5,325 and the death rate at 1.45%
- 20 people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours
- Total deaths: 5,325
- Total cases: 3,67,565
- The latest day's infection rate: 12.37%
- Total number of recoveries: 2,80,069 or 76.20%.
Bangladesh confirmed 20 more deaths from novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours till Saturday 8:00am, which is the lowest daily Covid-19 death count in the last four months.
Previously, the lowest number of deaths from Covid-19 in a single day was 15, which was reported on May 28.
The country's death toll from the virus now stands at 5,325 and the death rate stands at 1.45%, says a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
In the last 24 hours, 1,182 people tested positive for Covid-19 and the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 3,67,565.
The latest day's infection rate was 12.37% of the total tests, although the overall infection rate in the country to date is 18.57%.
Of the recently-deceased patients, 17 were men and three were women. Moreover, 12 of them hailed from Dhaka, three each from Chattogram and Rangpur, and one each from the Sylhet and Mymensingh divisions.
All 20 of the latest victims of the novel coronavirus in the country have died at different hospitals.
Meanwhile, a total of 1,442 patients were declared free of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, which takes the total number of recoveries to 2,80,069. The recovery rate now stands at 76.20%.
The gender breakdown of Covid-19 victims shows that 4,121 of the total deceased were men, and 1,204 were women.
A breakdown of division-wise fatalities reveals: 2,675 of the deceased hailed from Dhaka division, 1,087 from Chattogram, 436 from Khulna, 353 from Rajshahi, 242 from Rangpur, 232 from Sylhet, 188 from Barishal, and 112 from Mymensingh.
The country's first cases were detected on March 8 this year and the first death from the virus was reported 10 days later, on March 18.