October 31, 2020, 4:52 am

Staff Correspondent

2020-09-29 16:25:13 BdST

COVID-19 pandemicBD reports 26 more deaths, 1,488 new cases

Bangladesh confirmed 26 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

The country's death toll from the virus now stands at 5,219 said a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

In the last 24 hours, 1,488 people tested positive for Covid-19 and the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 3,62,043.

Of the dead patients, 21 were men and five were women. Moreover, 16 of them hailed from Dhaka, five from Chattogram, two each from Khula and Sylhet, and one from Rajshahi division.

Twenty-five of them have died in different hospitals and one at his respective residence.

However, a total of 1,625 patients were declared free of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours and the total number of recoveries reached 273,698. 

Some 12,769 samples were collected in the last 24 hours and 12,869 were tested in 106 labs across the country. So far 1,934,251 samples have been tested.

The latest day's infection rate was 11.56 percent of the total tests, though the overall rate in the country till date was 18.72 percent.

The virus has killed 1,006,868 people globally and infected 33,574,347 so far.

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