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Covid claims 10 more lives, infects 451 others in 24 hours in Comilla

The positivity rate in the district now stands at 41.07 %

Update : 12 Jul 2021, 01:57 PM

Ten more people died from Covid-19 in Comilla in the last 24 hours till Monday morning, pushing the death toll in the district to 536.

The district has also recorded 451 new cases during the time, taking the tally to 17,559. Among them, 171 are from the city corporation area.

The positivity rate in the district now stands at 41.07 %, said Civil Surgeon Dr Mir Mobarak Hossain.

"Of the deceased, five were men and five women. All of them were aged between 60 and 85 years," he added.

The Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh is getting more fatal with every passing day, as the country saw the highest-ever 230 deaths and 11,856 new cases till Sunday morning.

With the new numbers, Bangladesh’s death tally hit 16,419 while the caseload 1,021,189, according to a handout issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Earlier, Bangladesh reported its highest daily Covid-19 fatality of 212 on July 9, and 11, 651 cases on July 8.

However, the country’s daily case positivity rate fell to 29.67% from Saturday’s 31.46%, as 40,015 samples were tested during the period.

The fatality rate today rose to 1.61% from Saturday’s 1.60%, said the DGHS.

Bangladesh has been seeing over 150 deaths for a week since its logging 164 deaths on July 4. Also, the average new daily detected cases remained over 10,000 for the last seven days.

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