POST TIME: 30 October, 2020 05:25:25 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 31 October, 2020 08:45:20 AM
Bangladesh reports 19 Coronavirus deaths, 1,604 new cases detected
BSS, Dhaka

Bangladesh reports 19 Coronavirus deaths, 1,604 new cases detected

Bangladesh today recorded 19 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 1,604 fresh cases overnight.

The recovery count rose to 3,22,703 after another 1,422 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.

“Nineteen more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 5,905,” the release said.

It said the tally of infections has surged to 4,06,364 as 1,604 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

A total of 14,141 samples were tested at 112 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 11.34 percent tested positive, while 17.48 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 79.41 percent patients have recovered, while 1.45 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.

Among the 19 deaths, 12 are male and seven female, the press release said, adding, one is in his 30s, two are in their 40s, five in their 50s, while 11 are above 60 years.
According to the division-wise data, 13 deaths took place in Dhaka division and rests are in other divisions.

Among the total 5,905 deaths, 3,066 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 1,171 in Chattogram division, 371 in Rajshahi division, 468 in Khulna division, 200 in Barishal division, 245 in Sylhet division, 262 in Rangpur division and 122 in Mymensingh division, according to the press release.

A total of 23,24,730 samples have so far been tested since the detection of the first COVID-19 cases in the country.

The DGHS said in order to make treatment facilities easily available for the COVID-19 patients, the government has introduced telemedicine services comprising 100 physicians, for round- the-clock in the country.

A total of 4,95,318 people have so far received healthcare services from telemedicine.

The DGHS said 2,22,29,274 people received healthcare services from hotline mobile numbers and health web portals as the government formed a group of medical professionals to provide emergency healthcare services.

To receive information and treatment facilities on COVID-19, the contact hotline and mobile numbers are 16263; 333; 10655 and 01944333222.

As of October 30, 2020, 09:44 GMT, 1,187,526 have died so far from the COVID-19 outbreak and there are 45,422,556 currently confirmed cases in 212 countries and territories, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.

China was the world’s first country which on January 11 reported the first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province.