19 more die with COVID-19 infection in Bangladesh

19 more die with COVID-19 infection in Bangladesh

Nineteen more people died with COVID-19 infection and 1,604 test positive for the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours till 8:00am on Friday.

The figures took the death toll to 5,905 and the number of total cases rose to 4, 06,364, the Directorate General of Health Services said in its daily update.

It said that 14,141 samples were tested across the country in the past 24 hours and 11.34 per cent of them found positive for COVID-19.

Bangladesh confirmed its first COVID-19 cases on March 8 and the first death from the disease on March 18.

The country is now in the 34th of week of its coronavirus outbreak.

The overall test positivity rate is now 17.48 per cent.

The test positivity rate has been hovering between 10 per cent and 13 per cent for the past seven weeks.

The fatality rate in the period ranged between 1.31 per cent and 2.06 per cent.

The national COVID-19 fatality rate is 1.45 per cent.

Among the 19 new deaths, 13 occurred in Dhaka division, two each in Khulna and Chattogram divisions and one each in Rajshshi and Barishal divisions.

Eleven of the deceased were aged above 60 years, five between 51 years and 60 years, two between 41 years and 50 years and one was between 31 years and 40 years.

A total of 3,22,703 people, including 1,422 in the past 24 hours, have recovered from COVID-19.