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3 Covid-linked deaths, 296 new cases recorded in 24hrs

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Published: 19:13, 8 August 2022   Update: 19:36, 8 August 2022
3 Covid-linked deaths, 296 new cases recorded in 24hrs

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Bangladesh health authorities recorded three more deaths from coronavirus and 296 related cases in the last 24 hours till Monday morning, according to the health department.

The daily case positivity rate dropped to 4.99 percent from Sunday 5.10 percent as 5.929 samples were tested at 880 government authorised laboratories in the country during the 24 hours period.

However, mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 percent while the recovery rate stood at 97.06 percent which was 97.05 percent on Sunday.

With the update data, the death toll of the virus rose to 29,307 while the caseload to 20,07,631, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a handout.

Meanwhile, some 638 percent recovered from the virus taking the total number of recovery to 19,48,665 as of Monday.

Of the deceased, one was male and two were female and they were aged between 31 and 60 years. Of them, one two were from Rajshahi and one from Sylhet divisions.

The health authorities also found 200 positive cases in Dhaka, two each in Mymensingh and Rangpur, 46 in Chattogram, 15 in Rajshahi, 14 in Khulna, nine in Barishal and six 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, 37, 082 deaths so far caused by the virus and, 58, 96, 77, 898 cases worldwide.

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