Bangladesh logs 1,203 virus cases in a day, death toll hits 5,50010 October 2020 ONLINE DESK
Bangladesh's coronavirus death toll has reached 5,500 after 23 new fatalities from the disease were registered in the latest daily count.
The caseload jumped to 377,073 after 1,203 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 am Saturday, the government said in a statement.
The number of recoveries outpaced active cases in the same period as another 1,453 patients recovered from COVID-19 through treatment at home and in hospital care. It brings the total to 291,365.
A total of 10,859 samples were tested at 109 authorised labs across the country in the last 24 hours, with a positivity rate of 11.08 percent, according to data released by the health directorate.
The official figures put the recovery rate at 77.27 percent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.46 percent.