Coronavirus updates in Bangladesh: 48 die, 2,695 test positive
02:38 PM, July 30, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:32 PM, July 30, 2020

Covid-19: 20.83% infection rate, recovery and death rates at 56.61% and 1.31%

Forty-eight people have died from coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general (administration) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), said during a briefing today.

With this the death toll due to Covid-19 in the country has reached 3,083 and the death rate now stands at 1.31 percent.

Two thousand six hundred and ninety-five people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

With the fresh cases, the total number of positive cases so far in the country stands at 2,34,889 and the current infection rate is 20.83 percent.

The total infection rate stands at 20.18 percent, according to DGHS.

Bangladesh is currently 16th in the list of worst affected countries in the world in terms of the number of cases.

The position is one step ahead of Turkey and one step behind Italy, according to worldometer.info.

A total of 12,937 samples were tested in 82 labs across the country in the last 24 hours, Dr Nasima said.

Meanwhile, 2,668 Covid-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours.

The total number of recoveries stands at 1,32,960 and the recovery rate at 56.61 percent.

Six hundred and thirty-five people were put under isolation in the last 24 hours, Dr Nasima added during the briefing.

Among the deceased, 36 were male and 12 were female, while one was within 31-40 years old, four within 41-50, 14 between 51-60, 12 between 61-70, 11 within 71-80, five were between 81-90 and one was above 90 years old, Dr Nasima also said.

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