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Covid kills 4, infects 350 in 24hrs

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Published: 16:33, 24 September 2022   Update: 18:27, 24 September 2022
Covid kills 4, infects 350 in 24hrs

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At least four people have died of the coronavirus and 350 new cases were detected in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning, as Bangladesh reports a sharp rise in infections which experts say is due to new sub-variants of the virus.

With the updated data, the death toll mounted to 29,351 and caseload to 20,21,118, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily infection rate stood at 13.12 percent down from Friday’s 15.38, said the DHGS.

Besides, the mortality and recovery rate of the virus remained unchanged at 1.45 percent and at 97.10 percent respectively.

The new cases were detected after testing 2,668 samples at 881 government authorized laboratories in the country during the 24 hours period.

Meanwhile, some 350 people recovered from the virus-related illness, taking the total number of recovery to 19,62,514.

the victims, three were male and one was female and they were aged between 31 and 80 years. One each of them was from Dhaka and Rajshahi divisions while two were from Sylhet division.

The health authorities also detected 302 cases in Dhaka, seven in Mymensingh, 26 in Chattogram, 10 in Rajshahi and five in Sylhet divisions during the period.

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 65, 39, 359 deaths so far caused by the virus and 61, 98, 35, 044 cases worldwide.