4 die from Covid, new cases 2,183 in 24hrs
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Amid an upward trend in infection, Bangladesh health authorities recorded four deaths from coronavirus and 2,183 fresh related cases in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning, according to the health department.
With the latest figures, the death toll mounted to 29,149 while the caseload to 19,73,785, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a handout this afternoon.
The daily positivity and recovery rate stood at 15.70 percent during the period up from yesterday’s 15.23 percent, said the DGHS.
The mortality rate remained static at 1.48 percent while the recovery rate dropped to 96.64 percent which was 96.73 percent a day ago.
The new cases were detected after testing 13, 905 samples at 880 government authorised laboratories in the country during the 24 hours period.
Meanwhile, some 290 people recovered from the infection, taking the total number of recovery to 19,07,509 as of Thursday.
The health workers recorded two deaths in Chattogram while one each in Dhaka and Rajshahi divisions during the period.
Of the deceased, three were male and one was female and they were aged between 31 and 80 years.
Meanwhile, the health authorities found 1,869 positive cases in Dhaka division, 156 in Chattogram, 42 in Rajshahi, 26 in Mymensingh, 23 in Khulna, 13 in Sylhet, nine in Barishal and five in Rangpur divisions during the period.
In May, the country reported only four Covid-linked deaths and 816 new cases, while 7,356 patients recovered from the disease.
The country reported its first zero Covid-related death in a single day on November 20 last year, along with 178 infections.
On January 28, Bangladesh registered its previous highest daily positivity rate at 33.37 percent reporting 15,440 cases and 20 deaths.
The country registered the highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year, while the highest number of daily fatalities was 264 on August 10 last year.
Since the outbreak of the virus at Wuhan province in China in 2019, the health authorities in Bangladesh confirmed the first case on March 8, 2020 and the first death on March 18 in the same year.
Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics, has so far recorded 63, 56, 562 deaths so far caused by the virus and, 55, 19, 29, 528 cases worldwide.