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12:00 AM, September 27, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:16 AM, September 27, 2020

36 more die from virus

Thirty-six people were reported dead from Covid-19 in 24 hours till 8:30am yesterday, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

With this, the total number of deaths rose to 5,129 while the death rate stood at 1.43 percent.

Another 1,106 cases were recorded in the meantime, taking the total number of people infected to 3,57,873, added the press release.

Against a number of 10,765 tests, the positivity rate was 10.27 percent while the overall positivity rate stood at 18.85 percent.

Bangladesh is currently ranked 15th in the list of worst affected countries in the world in terms of the number of confirmed cases.

The position is one step ahead of Iraq and one step behind United Kingdom, according to worldometer.info.

 At least 1,753 Covid-19 patients have recovered in the same 24 hours which took the total number of recoveries to 2,68,777, while  the overall recovery rate stood at 75.10 percent.

Among the 36 deceased, 25 were male and 11 were females.

Seven of them were aged between 41 and 50 years, eight between 51 and 60, and the highest 21 were above 60 years, according to the press release.

One each of the deceased was from Mymensingh, Barisal and Khulna divisions, two were from Sylhet, eight from Chattogram and the highest 23 were from Dhaka division.


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