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12:00 AM, September 22, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:46 AM, September 22, 2020

Covid-19: 40 more die, death toll nears 5k

Forty more people have died from Covid-19 yesterday, while 1,705 new patients were recorded in the country in the last 24 hours, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The total number of deaths has now reached 4,979 and the death rate stands at 1.42 percent. The total number of people infected has now risen to 3,50,621, according to the regular DGHS briefing.

The current positivity rate is 13.06 percent and the total positivity rate stands at 19.11 percent.

Bangladesh is currently 15th in the list of worst-affected countries in the world in terms of number of cases. The position is one step ahead of Saudi Arabia and one step behind United Kingdom, according to worldometers.info.

A total of 13,053 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, at least 2,152 Covid-19 patients have recovered in the same period and the total number of recoveries stands at 2,58,717. The recovery rate thus stands at 73.79 percent.

Among the dead, 27 were male and 13 were female while their ages varied from infant to above 60.

 

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