Infection rate was above 20pc for last 30 days | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 15, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:31 AM, August 15, 2020

Infection rate was above 20pc for last 30 days

34 die, 2,766 test positive for Covid in a day

The average rate of Covid-19 infection in the last 30 days was 22.47 percent in Bangladesh.

One in every five tests was found positive in the country during this time whereas both India and Iran needed 10 tests to find one positive case.

Other most infected Asian countries like Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are now doing 25 and 40 tests to find a Covid-19 case respectively, according to World Health Organization (WHO).

Meanwhile, the record between July 16 and yesterday suggested that the total number of coronavirus tests and new cases were higher in the first half of the 30 days than the last.

Between July 16 and July 30, the total number of new cases was 41,299 while the number of total tests was 183,793.

Between July 31 and yesterday, the total number of new cases dropped to 36,992 whereas the total number of tests to 164,562.

In the last 30 days, a total of 1,134 people died of the virus infection and 51,600 people recovered.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), a total of 2,766 people tested positive for Covid-19 in 24 hours between Thursday and yesterday.

With the fresh cases, the total number of positive cases so far in the country stands at 271,881 and the infection rate is 21.52 percent.

Meanwhile, 34 more people died from Covid-19 in the country in those 24 hours. The total number of deaths has now reached 3,591 and the overall death rate stands at 1.32 percent.

Among the dead, 28 were male and six were female.

Two of them aged between 31 and 40, four between 41 and 50, six between 51 and 60 annd rest 22 were above 60 years.

A total of 12,856 samples were tested in 86 labs across the country in those 24 hours.

Meanwhile, 1,752 Covid-19 patients have recovered in those 24 hours.

The total number of recoveries stands at 156,623 and the recovery rate at 57.61 percent.

Seven hundred and thirty-nine people were put under isolation in those 24 hours, said a DGHS press release.

 

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