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Daily Covid caseload slips to 93 with zero death

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Published: 17:12, 16 August 2022   Update: 18:26, 16 August 2022
Daily Covid caseload slips to 93 with zero death

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Bangladesh health authorities recorded zero death from coronavirus and 93 new related cases in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning, according to the health department.

With the latest data, the death of the virus remained static at 29,314 while the caseload rose to 20,09,222, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a handout.

The daily positivity rate stood at 4.41 percent up from Monday’s 4.09 percent after testing 2,110 samples at 880 government authorized laboratories in the country during the period.

Besides, the mortality rate of the virus also remained unchanged at 1.46 percent while the recovery rate rose to 97.15 percent which was 97.14 percent on Monday.

Meanwhile, some 224 people recovered from the virus related illness pushing the total number of recovery to 19,51,965 as of Tuesday.

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

Besides, the health authorities also found 64 positive cases in Dhaka, 19 in Chattogram, two each in Rajshahi and Khulna one in Barishal and five 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, 57, 163 deaths so far caused by the virus and, 59, 62, 57, 345 cases worldwide.

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