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Covid takes 2 lives, infects 253 in 24hrs

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Published: 17:31, 5 August 2022   Update: 18:06, 5 August 2022
Covid takes 2 lives, infects 253 in 24hrs

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Bangladesh health authorities recorded two more deaths from coronavirus and 253 new related cases in the last 24 hours till Friday morning, according to the health department.

With the updated figures, the death toll of the virus reached 23,302 while the caseload 20,06,899, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a handout this afternoon.

The daily case positivity rate stood at 5.06 percent down from Thursday’s 5.14 percent.

At the same time, the recovery rate increased to 97.00 percent which was 96.97 percent a day ago while the mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 percent.

The new cases were detected after testing 5,002 samples at 880 government authorized laboratories in the country.

Meanwhile, some 933 patients recovered from the virus-related illness and the total number of recovery rose to 19,46,762 as of Friday.

All the deceased were male they were aged between 41 and 70 years. One of the victim was from Rajshahi and another one from Mymensingh divisions.

The health authorities also found 146 positive cases in Dhaka, 12 in Mymensingh, 38 in Chattogram, 31 in Rajshahi, one in Rangpur, 11 in Khulna, two in Barishal and 12 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, 31, 245 deaths so far caused by the virus and, 58, 70, 36, 988 cases worldwide.