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Covid claims one life, new cases 259 in last 24hrs

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Published: 17:43, 15 August 2022   Update: 19:35, 15 August 2022
Covid claims one life, new cases 259 in last 24hrs

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Bangladesh health authorities recorded one more death from coronavirus and 259 new related cases in the last 24 hours till Monday morning, according to the health department.

The daily case positivity rate stood at 4.09 percent from Sunday’s 4.32 percent after testing 6,336 samples at 880 government authorised laboratories during the period.

Meanwhile, the mortality and recovery rate remained unchanged at 1.46 percent and 97.14 percent at the same time respectively.

The death toll of the virus rose to 29,314 while the caseload at 20,09,129, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a handout.

In July, the country recorded 142 Covid-linked deaths and 31,422 cases, the highest monthly death toll and caseload since March this year.

Some, 415 people recovered from the virus related illness, taking the total number of the recovery to 19,51,737 as of Monday.

The lone female victim was aged between 61 and 70 years. She breathed her last while undergoing treatment at a government hospital in Dhaka.

Besides, the health authorities also found 220 positive cases in Dhaka, three in Mymensingh and 17 in Chattogram, 11 in Rajshahi, three in Khulna four in Barishal and one in Sylhet divisions during the period.

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, 55, 062 deaths so far caused by the virus and, 59, 54, 22, 807 cases worldwide.