Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 1600 new cases, 15 new deaths


Dhaka, Oct 15: Bangladesh on Thursday saw another spike in Covid-19 patients as health authorities  confirmed the detection of 1,600 new cases across the country in 24 hours, taking the caseload to 3,84,559.

During the same period, 15 more patients died from Covid-19, raising the death toll to 5,608.

Besides, 1,780 patients recovered from the disease, and the total recoveries from coronavirus have jumped to 299,229.

The fatality rate in Bangladesh is still 1.46 percent, a handout  of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

The daily infection rate for Thursday was recorded at 11.34 percent upon testing 14,104 samples during the period.

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.

The recovery rate has climbed to 77.81 percent in Bangladesh, the health authorities said.

Bangladesh is seeing 2,258.04 infections, 1,757 recoveries and 32.93 deaths per million.

Of the total victims, 4,314 are men and 1,294 are women. Of the latest 15 victims, 13 are aged above 50 years.

So far, 2,863 people have died in Dhaka division, 1,128 in Chattogram, 360 in Rajshahi, 453 in Khulna, 193 in Barishal, 239 in Sylhet, 254 in Rangpur and 118 in Mymensingh.

Across the country, 12,329 people are now in isolation and 40,087 in quarantine.