Bangladesh reports 28 COVID-19 deaths, 3,60,352 total recoveries

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DHAKA, Nov 21, 2020 (BSS) – Bangladesh today recorded 28 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 1,847 fresh cases overnight.

The recovery count rose to 3,60,352 after another 1,921 patients were
discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.

“Twenty-eight more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing
the death toll from the pandemic to 6,350,” the release said.

It said the tally of infections has surged to 4,452,81 as 1,847 new cases
were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

A total of 12,643 samples were tested at 117 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

Of the total sample tests in the past 24 hours, 14.61 percent tested
positive, while 16.90 percent cases were detected from the total tests
conducted so far, the release added.

Among the total infections, 80.93 percent patients have recovered, while
1.43 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were
reported in the country on March 8.

Among the 28 deaths, 18 are male and 10 female, the press release said, adding one is in his 30s, one in his 40s, six are in their 50s while 19 are above 60 years and one is between 11 to 20 years.

According to the division-wise data, 16 deaths took place in Dhaka division and rests are in other divisions.

Among the total 6,350 deaths, 3,349 deaths occurred in Dhaka division,
1,231 in Chattogram division, 388 in Rajshahi division, 486 in Khulna
division, 214 in Barishal division, 262 in Sylhet division, 290 in Rangpur
division and 130 in Mymensingh division, according to the press release.

A total of 26,35,202 samples have so far been tested since the detection
of the first COVID-19 cases in the country.

The DGHS said in order to make treatment facilities easily available for the COVID-19 patients, the government has introduced telemedicine services comprising 100 physicians, for round- the-clock in the country.

A total of 5,55,273 people have so far received healthcare services from
telemedicine.

The DGHS said 2,27,02,982 people received healthcare services from hotline mobile numbers and health web portals as the government formed a group of medical professionals to provide emergency healthcare services.

To receive information and treatment facilities on COVID-19, the contact
hotline and mobile numbers are 16263; 333; 10655 and 01944333222.

As of November 21, 2020, 10:30 GMT, 1,379,512 people have died so far from the COVID-19 outbreak and there are currently 58,004,872 confirmed cases in 212 countries and territories, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.

China was the world’s first country which on January 11 reported the first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province.