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Covid claims six more lives, infects 276 in 24hrs

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Published: 16:54, 26 October 2021   Update: 17:57, 26 October 2021
Covid claims six more lives, infects 276 in 24hrs

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Covid-19 claimed six more lives and infected 276 more people in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Bangladesh saw five coronavirus related deaths and 289 new cases in 24 hours till Monday morning and the health authorities logged five Covid-related deaths on a single-day on February 24 this year.

The fresh cases were detected after testing 19,184 samples at 833 laboratories in the country at the same time, said the DGHS in a handout this afternoon.

With this, the daily-case positivity rate stood at 1.44 percent up from Monday’s 1.39 percent and Sunday’s 1.49 percent.

With the fresh numbers, the Covid fatalities reached 27,834 while the caseload climbed to 15,68,257 in Bangladesh, the DGHS said.

The mortality rate of the virus remained static at 1.77 percent while the recovery rate slightly increased to 97.70 percent which was 97.69 percent on Monday.

Some 440 people declared free from the virus taking the total number of recovery to 15,32,180, the DGHS data said.

The country last witnessed an upswing in fatalities reaching its peak on August 5 and 10 when 264 deaths were recorded.

Among the victims, two people died each in Chattogram and Khulna divisions, one each in Rajshahi and Sylhet divisions while no case of casualty was reported in Dhaka, Rangpur, Mymensingh and Barishal divisions during the period.

Of the deceased, five were male and one was female and the deceased were aged between 51 and 80 years, according to the DGHS daily chart.

All of the victims breathed their last while undergoing treatment at different public hospitals at the same time.

Meanwhile, Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics, has recorded 49, 73, 301 deaths so far caused by the virus and 24, 49, 58, 341 cases worldwide.

Since the outbreak of the virus in China in 2019, the health authority in Bangladesh confirmed the first case on March 8, 2020 and recorded the first death on March 18 in the same year.