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Covid deaths in Bangladesh top 19,000 with 195 new fatalities

  • Published at 05:32 pm July 24th, 2021
Covid-19 Suhrawardy Medical Hospital Mehedi Hasan
File photo of a Covid-19 patient is taken out of an ambulance and into Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital in Dhaka on Thursday, July 8, 2021 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Daily infection rate continues to climb

The death toll from the coronavirus infection in Bangladesh has crossed a grim milestone of 19,000 as the country continues battle a deadly second wave induced by the Delta variant.

The health authorities have registered 195 new deaths in the 24 hours to Saturday morning a day, taking the total toll to 19,046 

As the pandemic rips through the country in a fresh wave, over 1,000 people died in the past six days. Fatalities in Bangladesh crossed 18,000 on July 19.

Dhaka counted 68 deaths, the highest among the eight divisions, followed by Khulna with 41 fatalities.

Chittagong division reported 36 deaths while Rajshahi 18, Rangpur 16, Mymensingh 10, Barisal five, Sylhet one.

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The caseload surged to 1,153,344 after 6,780 people tested positive for the virus until 8 am Saturday, according to the latest data by the Directorate General of Health Services.

Dhaka logged 3,999 cases, the highest among the divisions, followed by Chittagong with 1,126 cases and Rajshahi with 407.

A total of 20,536 samples were tested during in the 24 hours to Saturday, for a positivity rate of 32.55%. 

The overall infection rate in Bangladesh stands at 13.55%.

On the other hand, another 9,723  patients recovered from the infectious disease across the country, taking the total number of recovery to 988,339.

Family members carry the body of a Covid-19 victim for burial at a graveyard in Dhaka on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka TribuneThe latest figures put the recovery rate at 85.69% and the mortality rate at 1.65 %.

With hospitals across the country overwhelmed amid a surge in coronavirus cases, Bangladesh on Friday went into another round of strict lockdown for 14 days right after a nine-day break for the Eid-ul-Azha celebrations.

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Bangladesh reported its first cases of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a strain of coronavirus named Sars-CoV-2, in March last year.

The fast spreading coronavirus has claimed more than 4.16 million lives and infected over 194 million people across the world till Saturday afternoon, according to Worldometer.

More than 176 million people have recovered from the disease, which has spread to 220 countries and territories across the planet.

Dhaka logged 3,999 cases, the highest among the divisions, followed by Chittagong with 1,126 cases and Rajshahi with 407.

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