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Covid death climbs to 29,300 in Bangladesh

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Published: 18:00, 4 August 2022   Update: 18:47, 4 August 2022
Covid death climbs to 29,300 in Bangladesh

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The coronavirus-related death mounted to 29,300 in Bangladesh as the health authorities registered two more fresh causalities of the virus in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning, according to the health department.

Besides, the caseload of the virus reached 20,06,646 with the fresh 278 cases were recorded after testing 5,404 samples at 880 government authorised laboratories in the country at the same time.

The daily case positivity rate stood at 5.14 percent down from Wednesday’s 7.72 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a handout this afternoon.

At the same time, the recovery rate increased to 96.97 percent which was 96.92 percent on Wednesday while the mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 percent.

Meanwhile, some 741 patients recovered from the virus-related illness and the total number of recovery rose to 19,45,829 as of Thursday.

Of the deceased, one was male and another one was female and they were aged between 51 and 70 years. They breathed their last during undergoing treatment at public hospitals in Sylhet division.

The health authorities also found 141 positive cases in Dhaka, 11 in Mymensingh, 73 in Chattogram, 22 in Rajshahi, 59 in Rangpur, 13 in Khulna, two in Barishal and 16 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, 28, 472 deaths so far caused by the virus and, 58, 56, 44, 022 cases worldwide.