Covid-19 infection rate soars again

11 November 2020


Staff Reporter :
A total of 1,699 people have tested positive for novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the past 24 hours, and the total number of cases in the country now stands at 423,620.
With an infection rate of 12.57 per cent (as of Tuesday) of the total tests, the rate in the country is clearly increasing, whereas infection rate in the last seven days hovered between 10-11 per cent    Moreover, as of Tuesday 8 am, Bangladesh has confirmed 16 more deaths from the Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. Among the victims, 15 were male and one was female. 15 passed away in different hospitals across the country, while one died at home. Moreover, 10 of them hailed from Dhaka, three from Chattogram and one each from Rajshahi, Barishal and Khulna divisions.
Of the latest fatalities, the country's death toll from the virus now stands at 6,108, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Besides, a total of 1,648 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the same period, raising the total number of recoveries to 341,416 with a recovery rate of 80.59 per cent
Among the victims, 15 were male and one was female. 15 passed away in different hospitals across the country, while one died at home.
Moreover, 10 of them hailed from Dhaka, three from Chattogram and one each from Rajshahi, Barishal and Khulna divisions.
Besides, 13,520 samples were tested in 115 labs across the country in the past 24 hours. A total of 2,470,164 samples have been tested in the country so far.
The gender breakdown of Covid-19 victims shows that 4,703 of the total deceased are male and 1,405 are female.
The country reported the first coronavirus case on March 8 this year.

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