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5 more Covid deaths, 1,897 new cases recorded in 24hrs

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Published: 16:47, 1 July 2022   Update: 17:09, 1 July 2022
5 more Covid deaths, 1,897 new cases recorded in 24hrs

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Bangladesh sees a sharp rise in both death and infection as the health authorities registered five more causality from coronavirus and 1,897 new related cases in the last 24 hours till Friday morning, according to the health department.

With the official data, the death toll of the virus reached 29,154 and the caseload 19, 75, 682, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a handout this afternoon.

The daily positivity and recovery rate stood at 15.31 percent during the period down from yesterday’s 15.70 percent, said the DGHS.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate remained static at 1.48 percent while the recovery rate dropped to 96.56 percent from Thursday’s 96.64 percent.

The new cases were detected after testing 12, 389 samples at 880 government authorised laboratories in the country during the 24 hours period.

Besides, some 248 people recovered from the infection, taking the total number of recovery to 19, 07,757 as of Friday.

Among the deceased, three were male and two were female and of them, four breathed their last while undergoing treatment at a public hospital and one at a private hospital in Dhaka at the age between 31 and 90 years.

Besides, the health authorities found 1,554 positive cases in Dhaka division, 20 in Mymensingh, 144 in Chattogram, 42 in Rajshahi, 11 in Rangpur, 43 in Khulna, 71 in Barishal and 12 in Sylhet 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, 58, 293 deaths so far caused by the virus and, 55, 28, 13, 530 cases worldwide.