State of Health
Bangladesh records 42 new COVID-19 deaths

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 24 Aug 2020, 04:18 am Print

Bangladesh records 42 new COVID-19 deaths

Amirul Momenin

Dhaka: Forty-two people died due to COVID-19 pandemic in the past 24 hours in Bangladesh, media reports said on Monday.

The total number of deaths has now reached 3,983 and the death rate stands at 1.34 percent, The Daily Star reported.

Two thousand four hundred and eighty-five people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the newspaper quoting Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) press release reported.

With the fresh cases, the total number of positive cases so far in the country stands at 2,97,083 and the current positivity rate is 18.57 percent, reported the newspaper.

In terms of number of infections, Bangladesh is currently the 15th worst COVID-19-hit nation in the world.