Covid-19: 24 die, 1,696 infected, 1,687 recover in 24 hours
Twenty-four people have died from Covid-19 in the country during last 24 hours, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The total number of deaths has now reached 5,747 and the death rate stands at 1.46 percent.
A total of 1,696 new infections were recorded in the meantime, taking the total number of people infected to 3,94,827, added the release.
The current positivity rate is 11.34 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 17.77 percent.
Bangladesh is currently 17th in the list of worst affected countries in the world in terms of the number of cases.
The position is one step behind Italy and one step ahead of Germany, according to worldometer.info.
A total of 14,958 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 1,687 Covid-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours.
The total number of recoveries stands at 3,10,532 and the recovery rate at 78.65 percent.
Among the 24 deceased, 18 were men and six women while one was between 21-30 years old, two between 41-50, eight within 51-60 and 13 others were above 60 years old, added the release.