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No Covid-linked death for 2 straight days, new cases 212 in 24hrs

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Published: 17:26, 17 August 2022   Update: 17:42, 17 August 2022
No Covid-linked death for 2 straight days, new cases 212 in 24hrs

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No new fatalities of coronavirus were registered in the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning, keeping the death toll from the virus unchanged at 29,314, according to the latest data of the health department.

The health authorities recorded 212 new cases of the virus after testing 4,666 samples at 880 government authorised laboratories in the country during the period, pushing the total number of the caseload to 20,09,222.

Bangladesh saw zero death with 93 new cases of the virus on 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.

The daily positivity rate stood at 4.54 percent up from Tuesday’s 4.41 percent. Besides, the mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 percent while the recovery rate rose to 97.17 percent which was 97.15 percent Tuesday.

Meanwhile, some 539 people recovered from the virus related illness pushing the total number of recovery to 19,52,504, according to a handout of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Besides, the health authorities also found 162 positive cases in Dhaka, three in Mymensingh, 19 in Chattogram, six each in Rajshahi and Barishal, one in Rangpur and seven in Khulna 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, 60, 352 deaths so far caused by the virus and, 59, 73, 20, 330 cases worldwide.

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