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Covid kills 3, infects 375 in 24hrs

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Published: 17:37, 3 August 2022   Update: 18:09, 3 August 2022
Covid kills 3, infects 375 in 24hrs

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Bangladesh health authorities recorded three more death from coronavirus and 375 related cases in the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning, according to the health department.

The daily case positivity rate stood at 6.53 percent down from Tuesday’s 7.72 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a handout on Wednesday.

Besides, the mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 percent while the recovery rate rose to 96.95 up from Tuesday’s 96.92 percent, said the DGHS.

With the updated data, the death toll of the virus rose to 29,295 while the caseload to 20,05,993 as of Wednesday.

The new cases were detected after testing 5,724 samples at 880 government authorised laboratories in the country during the same period.

Meanwhile, some 974 patients recovered from the virus-related illness at the same time taking the total number of recovery to 19,45,088.

All the deceased were male and they were aged between 51 and 70 years. They breathed their last during undergoing treatment at public hospitals in Dhaka division.

The health authorities also found 227 positive cases in Dhaka, 11 in Mymensingh, 53 in Chattogram, 40 in Rajshahi, six in Rangpur, 17 in Khulna, three in Barishal and 18 in Sylhet divisions.

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 in 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 of the same year.

Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics, has recorded 64, 24, 217 deaths so far caused by the virus and, 58, 44, 58, 577 cases worldwide.

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