13 more die, 1,289 test positive

13 more die, 1,289 test positive



Thirteen people died from Covid-19 in 24 hours till 8:00am yesterday, according to a press release from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

With this, the death toll from the virus rose to 6,049 in the country. This is 1.44 percent of all confirmed cases.

A total of 1,289 new infections were recorded in those 24 hours, taking the total number of people infected or confirmed cases to 418,764, added the release.

Against a total of 11,419 tests in 113 laboratories in those 24 hours, the positivity rate was 11.29 percent while the overall positivity rate was at 17.23 percent.

Bangladesh is currently 22nd in the list of worst affected countries in the world in terms of the number of cases.

The position is one step behind Indonesia and one step ahead of the Czech Republic, according to worldometers.info.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,541 Covid-19 patients recovered in the same 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries to 336,568.

With this, the recovery rate rose to 80.37 percent.

Among the 13 deceased, 11 were males and two females. All of them died in hospitals, according to the press release.

One of them was aged between 21 and 30 years, one between 41 and 50, two between 51 and 60 and nine were above 60 years.

One of the deceased was from Khulna division while two were from Sylhet, three from Rangpur and the rest seven were from Dhaka division, added the press release.

As of yesterday noon, a total of 2,511 Covid-19 patients were undergoing treatment in general beds of hospitals while 265 were in ICUs across the country.