Bangladesh COVID-19 cases rise to 388,569, death toll reaches 5,660

2020-10-18 11:35:32 GMT2020-10-18 19:35:32(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

DHAKA, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh reported 1,274 new COVID-19 cases and 14 new deaths on Sunday, making the tally at 388,569 and death toll at 5,660, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

The official data showed that 11,866 samples were tested in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh.

The total number of recovered patients in the country stood at 303,972 including 1,674 new recoveries on Sunday, said the DGHS.

According to the official data, the COVID-19 fatality rate in Bangladesh is now 1.46 percent and the current recovery rate is 78.23 percent.

Bangladesh recorded the highest daily new cases of 4,019 on July 2 and the highest number of deaths of 64 on June 30. Enditem