Bangladesh today (22 August 2020) recorded 46 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 2,265 fresh cases overnight.
The recovery count rose to 1,75,567 after another 2,952 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.
“Forty-six more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 3,907,” the release said.
It said the tally of infections has surged to 2,92,625 as 2,265 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.
A total of 11,356 samples were tested at 91 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.
Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 19.95 percent tested positive, while 20.44 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, the release added.
Among the total infections, 60 percent patients have recovered, while 1.34 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8.
Among the 39 deaths, 27 are male and 12 female, the press release said, adding one is in his 30s, six in their 40s, six in their 50s, while 33 are above 60 years.
According to the division-wise data, 27 deaths took place in Dhaka division, five in Chattogram division, eight in Rajshahi division and rests are in other divisions.
Among the total 3,907 deaths, 1,881 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 868 in Chattogram division, 259 in Rajshahi division, 317 in Khulna division, 153 in Barishal division, 185 in Sylhet division, 161 in Rangpur division and 83 in Mymensingh division, according to the press release.
A total of 14,31,855 samples have so far been tested since the detection of the first COVID-19 cases in the country.