10 die in a day as Bangladesh's coronavirus death toll touches 27,801
Dhaka, October 21: Bangladesh's coronavirus death toll has increased to 27,801 after 10 people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, between Wednesday and Thursday.
Among the deceased were six women and four men. Eight people died at government hospitals and two at private facilities.
According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 15,609 samples were collected and 16,088 samples were tested in 832 private and government laboratories.
During this time, 243 students tested positive. A total of 15,66,907 people have tested positive, so far, in the country.
The daily infection rate was 1.51 percent.
The overall infection rate was 15.40 percent.
Meanwhile, 534 people recovered in the last 24 hours. The recovery toll has increased to 15,30,083.
Chittagong division reported four deaths, Dhaka three, while one each was recorded in Khulna, Barisal and Mymensingh.