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One Covid-linked death, 198 new cases recorded in 24hrs

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Published: 17:44, 10 August 2022   Update: 18:01, 10 August 2022
One Covid-linked death, 198 new cases recorded in 24hrs

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Bangladesh health authorities recorded another death from coronavirus and 198 new related cases in the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning, according to the health department.

The daily case positivity rate increased to 5.09 percent from Tuesday’s 4.34 percent as 3,888 samples were tested at 880 government authorised laboratories in the country during the period.

The mortality rate of the virus remained static at 1.46 percent while the recovery rate rose to 97.09 percent from Tuesday’s 97.08 percent.

With the latest numbers, the death toll of the virus reached 29,309 while the caseload 20,08,068 in the country so far, according to a handout of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Some 386 people recovered from the virus related illness pushing to the total number of recovery to 19,49,540 so of Wednesday.

The lone deceased was male and he was aged between 61 and 70 years. He breathed his last while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Dhaka.

The health authorities also found 120 positive cases in Dhaka, six in Mymensingh and 40 in Chattogram, 15 in Rajshahi, seven in Khulna, two in Barishal and eight 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, 42, 532 deaths so far caused by the virus and, 59, 15, 16, 823 cases worldwide.

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