COVID-19: Govt reports 18 deaths, 1320 new virus cases

Bangladesh reports 1320 new coronavirus infected cases, 18 deaths
Bangladesh reports 1320 new coronavirus infected cases, 18 deathsReuters file photo

The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in Bangladesh, according to the government, on Saturday rose to 407,684 as 1,320 more cases were reported, after testing 11,532 samples in the last 24 hours.

During that time 18 more COVID-19 patients died, raising the total deaths in the country to 5,923, said a press release of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) today.

The rate of detection in the last 24 hours was 11.45 per cent, while the overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Saturday stands at 17.45 per cent.

The overall rate of people recovered as of today stands at 79.51 per cent while the rate of death is 1.45 per cent, it added.

Of the people died in the last 24 hours, 12 were male and six female. Of the total deaths so far, 4,553 were males (76.87 per cent) and 1,370 females (23.13 per cent).

Bangladesh detected first coronavirus patient on 8 March and recorded first death on 18 March.

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