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2 Covid-linked deaths, 220 new cases recorded in 24hrs

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Published: 18:21, 6 August 2022   Update: 18:37, 6 August 2022
2 Covid-linked deaths, 220 new cases recorded in 24hrs

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Bangladesh health authorities recorded two more deaths from the coronavirus and 220 new cases in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning, according to the health department.

The daily case positivity rate rose to 5.56 percent from Friday’s 5.06 percent after testing 3,959 samples at 880 government authorised laboratories in the country during the period.

Besides, the mortality rate of the virus remained unchanged at 1.46 percent while the recovery rate rose to 97.02 percent up from Friday’s 97.00 percent.

With the updated data, the death toll of the virus reached 29,304 while the caseload 20,07,119, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a handout.

Meanwhile, some 545 patients recovered from the virus-related illness and the total number of recovery rose to 19,47,307 as of Saturday.

Of the deceased, one was male and another was female and they were aged between 81 and 90 years. One of the victims, one was from Rajshahi and another one from Khulna divisions.

The health authorities also found 153 positive cases in Dhaka, six in Mymensingh, 35 in Chattogram, eight in Rajshahi, seven in Khulna, one in Barishal and 10 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, 34, 601 deaths so far caused by the virus and, 58, 79, 97, 598 cases worldwide.

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