Over 3 lakh recovered from Covid | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 17, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:46 AM, October 17, 2020

Over 3 lakh recovered from Covid

Shows DGHS data; 15 die, 1,527 test positive in a day

One thousand five hundred and nine people recovered from Covid-19 in 24 hours till 8:00am yesterday, taking the total number of recovery cases to 300,738.

The recovery rate stood at 77.89 percent, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The health authorities reported 1,527 new cases of Covid-19 after testing 13,577 samples in those 24 hours. So far, the country has recorded 386,086 positive cases.

During the same 24 hours, 15 Covid-19 patients died, raising the death toll to 5,623.

The fatality rate was recorded at 1.46 percent, said the DGHS.

So far, 21,40,129 samples have been tested and 18.04 percent of them turned out to be positive.

Currently, there are 79,725 active cases in the country.

Bangladesh is seeing 2,267.01 infections and 1,765.86 recoveries per million while 33.02 are passing away against the same number.

Of the total victims, 4,327 were men and 1,296 were women. Among the latest victims, 14  were above 50 years of age and one between 31 and 40 years.

So far, 2,875 people have died in Dhaka division, 1,129 in Chattogram, 360 in Rajshahi, 454 in Khulna, 193 in Barishal, 239 in Sylhet, 255 in Rangpur and 118 in Mymensingh.

Across the country, 12,259 people are now in isolation and 39,995 in quarantine.

The first three cases of coronavirus infection in Bangladesh were reported on March 8. The cases reached the 300,000-mark on August 26.

The first death was reported on March 18 and the death toll exceeded 5,000 on September 22.


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