Covid death rate goes up by 2.37pc | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, September 28, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:27 AM, September 28, 2020

Covid death rate goes up by 2.37pc

Shows DGHS data; 32 die, 1,275 test positive in a day

The number of deaths from Covid-19 has increased by 2.37 percent than that of the previous week, said a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

But the detection of coronavirus cases decreased by 7.30 percent, while the number of tests also dropped by 5.42 percent till yesterday.

The recovery rate has also gone down by 10.7 percent.

Thirty-two more people died from coronavirus infection in 24 hours till 8:30am yesterday, according to the press release.

With this, the total number of deaths rose to 5,161, while the death rate stood at 1.44 percent.

Another 1,275 cases were recorded in the meantime, taking the number of people infected to 3,59,148, the release added.

Against a number of 10,685 tests, the positivity rate was 11.93 percent -- nearly two percent up from the previous day's 10.27 percent.

The overall positivity rate stood at 18.85 percent.

Bangladesh is currently ranked the 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 the United Kingdom, according to

At least 1,714 Covid-19 patients have recovered in the same 24 hours, bringing the number of recoveries to 2,70,491. The overall recovery rate was 75.31 percent.

Of yesterday's 32 deceased, 22 were males and 10 were females. All of them died in hospitals, according to the release.

Two were aged between 31 and 40, six between 51 and 60, one was aged between 41 and 50, while the highest 23 were over 60 years old.

One was from Rajshahi division, two were from Sylhet, four from Khulna, and five from Chattogram, while the highest 20 were from Dhaka division.


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