Bangladesh reports 1,696 virus cases, 24 deaths in a day22 October 2020 ONLINE DESK
Bangladesh has recorded 1,696 new cases of the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking the tally so far to 394,827.
The death toll surged to 5,747 after 24 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8 am Thursday, according to government data.
Another 1,704 patients recovered from the disease in the same period, bringing the total to 310,532.
A total of 14,958 samples were tested at 110 authorised labs across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 11.34 percent, according to data released by the health directorate.
The official figures put the recovery rate at 78.65 percent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.46 percent.