October 24, 2020, 3:08 am

Staff Correspondent

2020-09-24 16:08:28 BdST

BD reports 28 more deaths, new cases 1,540

Bangladesh today confirmed 28 more deaths from the novel coronavirus and 1,540 new cases of infection in the last 24 hours.

With this, the death toll from the deadly virus rose to 5,072 and the number of total infections stood at 355,384, according to the press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

A total of 12,382 samples were collected in the last 24 hours, and 12,900 were tested in 103 labs across the country. So far 1,875,537 samples have been tested.

Besides, a total of 2,139 patients have recovered during the time, increasing the tally to 265,092 at a recovery rate to 74.59 percent.

Of the deceased, 21 were men and seven women. Moreover, 17 of them were from Dhaka, six from Chattogram, two from Khulna, one each from Rajshahi, Sylhet and Rangpur divisions.

All of the deceased died in different hospitals across the country, read the DGHS press release.

Of the deceased, one was aged between 21 and 30, one between 31 and 40, three were in the 41-50 years range, six in 51-60 years and 17 were above 60.

Bangladesh confirmed the first Covid-19 case on March 8, and the first death from the coronavirus was on March 18.

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