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Country reports Zero daily Covid-19 death in 20 months

Country reports Zero daily Covid-19 death in 20 months

Bangladesh on Saturday (Nov 20) reported no Covid-19 death for the first time in around 20 months as the country recorded zero daily Covid-19 death on Jul 3 last year.

The first Covid-19 death was reported on Mar 18, 2020 since the pandemic began in the country on Mar 8, last year.

In the past 24 hours, Bangladesh posted 178 Covid-19 cases, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its daily statement.

The country reported 1.18 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 15,107 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. 

In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and upazilas of the district is 129.

The official tally showed that the virus killed 27,946 people and infected 15,73,889 so far, the statement added. 

The recovery count rose to 15,38,006 after another 190 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

From the beginning of the pandemic, 97.72 percent Covid-19 patients recovered among the infected people while 1.78 percent died, the DGHS statistics showed.

As of Nov 19, among the total 27,946 fatalities, 12,193 occurred in Dhaka division, 5,674 in Chattogram, 2,049 in Rajshahi, 3,604 in Khulna, 946 in Barishal, 1,270 in Sylhet, 1,366 in Rangpur and 844 in Mymensingh divisions.