25 more die of COVID-19 in Bangladesh

Death toll 5,886, cases top 4.04 lakh

Staff Correspondent | Published: 16:30, Oct 29,2020 | Updated: 23:46, Oct 29,2020


Twenty-five more people died of COVID-19 and 1,681 test positive for the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours till 8:00am on Thursday.

The figures took the death toll to 5,886 and the number of total cases rose to 4,04,760, the Directorate General of Health Services said in its daily update.

It said that 14,268 samples were tested across the country in the past 24 hours and 11.78 per cent of them found positive for COVID-19.

Bangladesh confirmed its first COVID-19 cases on March 8 and the first death from the disease on March 18.

The country is now in the 34th of week of its coronavirus outbreak.

The overall test positivity rate is now 17.52 per cent.

The test positivity rate has been hovering between 10 per cent and 13 per cent for the past seven weeks.

The fatality rate in the period ranged between 1.31 per cent and 2.06 per cent.

The national COVID-19 fatality rate is 1.45 per cent.

The DGHS in the daily update said that among the 23 new victims, one died at home in the past 24 hours.

Since mid-May, over 700 COVID-19 patients have died outside hospitals.

Among the 25 new deaths 15 occurred in Dhaka division, five in Chattogram, three in Sylhet and one each in Barishal and Mymensingh divisions.

Eleven of the deceased were aged above 60 years, nine between 51 years and 60 years, three between 41 years and 50 years and two were between 21 years and 30 years.

A total of 3,21,281 people, including 1,548 in the past 24 hours, have recovered from COVID-19.

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