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Daily Covid deaths hit record 231 in Bangladesh as toll tops 18,000

  • Published at 05:34 pm July 19th, 2021
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File photo: Family members and hospital staff carry a body of coronavirus victim at Dhaka Medical College Hospital Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

13,321 new cases reported while infection rate stands at 29.59%

Bangladesh has yet again reported its highest single-day deaths from the coronavirus with the toll crossing 18,000 amid a second wave that has left hospitals overwhelmed.

The health authorities reported 231 deaths in the 24 hours to 8am on Monday, taking the total number of deaths to 180,125.

The new record surpassed the previous high of 230 on July 11.

Dhaka counted 73 deaths, the highest among the eight divisions, followed by Khulna with 57 fatalities.

Chittagong division reported 43 deaths while Rangpur 17, Rajshahi 16, Mymensingh 11, Sylhet eight and Barisal six.

During the same period, 13,321 people tested positive for the virus taking the total number of infections to 1,117,310 in the country, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).


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Dhaka logged 6,540 cases, the highest among the divisions, followed by Chittagong with 2,288 cases and Khulna with 1,165.

On the other hand, another 9,335 patients recovered from the infectious disease across the country, taking the total number of recovery to 941,343.

As many as 45,012 samples were tested across the country, with a positivity rate of 29.59%. The overall infection rate stands at 15.3%.

The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.62%.

Vaccination

In the 24 hours till Monday morning, 678 people received a second dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, taking the total to nearly 4.298 million. Meanwhile, a little over 1.522 million people received the first dose of the vaccine and are awaiting the second dose.

Additionally, 136,421 people received the first dose of Sinopharm vaccine during the same period, taking the total to 919,767 till now, while 2,586 people received the second dose till Monday.


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Meanwhile, 780 people were administered with the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, taking the total to 50,092.

Also, 45,444 people received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine taking the total number to 205,903.

The health authorities in Bangladesh reported the first three cases of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a strain of coronavirus named Sars-CoV-2, on March 8, 2020.

The fast spreading coronavirus has claimed more than 4.1 million lives and infected over 191 million people across the world till Monday afternoon, according to Worldometer.

As many as 174.25 million people have recovered from Covid-19, which has spread to 220 countries and territories across the planet.

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