Bangladesh reports 41 COVID-19 deaths, 2,33,550 total recoveries

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Dhaka, Sept 10: Bangladesh on Thursday recorded 41 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 1,892 fresh cases overnight.

The recovery count rose to 2,33,550 after another 2,746 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

“Forty-one more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 4,634,” the release said.

It said the tally of infections has surged to 3,32,970 as 1,892 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

A total of 15,559 samples were tested at 94 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 12.16 percent tested positive, while 19.70 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 70.14 percent patients have recovered, while 1.39 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.

Among the 41 deaths, 31 are male and 10 female, the press release said adding, two are in their 30s, eight in their 40s, 11 in their 50s, while 19 are above 60 years and one is between 11 to 20 years.

According to the division-wise data, 22 deaths took place in Dhaka division, six in Chattogram division, five in Rajshahi division and rests are in other divisions.

Among the total 4,634 deaths, 2,239 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 984 in Chattogram division, 311 in Rajshahi division, 393 in Khulna division, 178 in Barishal division, 209 in Sylhet division, 220 in Rangpur division and 100 in Mymensingh division, according to the press release.

A total of 16,90,011 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 70 physicians and 20 health workers, for round- the-clock in the country.

A total of 3,22,315 people have so far received healthcare services from telemedicine.

The DGHS said 2,02,55,356 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.

As of September 10, 2020, 10:34 GMT, 908,522 have died so far from the COVID-19 outbreak and there are 28,054,015 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.

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