Covid-19: Country sees 1320 new cases, 18 deaths
Staff ReporterÂ :
Bangladesh on Saturday registered 1,320 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, pushing the caseload to 407,684.
Besides, 18 more patients died from Covid-19 during the period, taking the fatalities to 5,923.
So far, 324I45 patients have recovered from the disease-- 1,442 in the last 24 hours.
The fatality rate in Bangladesh is 1.45 percent, the Directorate General of Health Services said.
Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8. The number of 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 Sept 22.
So far, 2,336,262 tests have been carried out, including 11,532 new tests, and 17.45 percent of them have turned out positive.
Bangladesh is seeing 2393.83 infections, 1903.30 recoveries and 34.78 deaths per million.
So far, 3,079 people have died in Dhaka division, 1,173 in Chattogram, 371 in Rajshahi, 470 in Khulna, 200 in Barishal, 246 in Sylhet, 262 in Rangpur and 122 in Mymensingh.