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Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 200 more deaths, 11,579 new infections in 24 hours

The test-positivity rate in the last 24 hours stands at 29.31%

Update : 20 Jul 2021, 04:56 PM

Bangladesh registered 200 deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours to 8am on Tuesday, a day before the Eid-ul-Azha festival. 

With the latest development, the total number of deaths reached 18,325 in the country.

Dhaka counted 51 deaths, the highest among the eight divisions, followed by Khulna with 50 fatalities. 

Chittagong division reported 49 deaths while Rajshahi and Rangpur counted 12 each, Sylhet 11, Mymensingh eight, and Barisal seven.

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During the same period, 11,579 people tested positive for the virus taking the total number of infections to 1,128,889 in the country, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Dhaka logged 4,856 cases, the highest among the divisions followed by Chittagong with 2,632 cases, Khulna with 1,394, and Rajshahi with 933.

On the other hand, another 9,997 patients recovered from the infectious disease across the country, taking the total number of recovery to 951,340.

As many as 39,510 samples were tested across the country, with a positivity rate of 29.31%. The overall infection rate stands at 15.38%.

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

Bangladesh is set to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha amid the Covid-19 pandemic for the second time on Wednesday. 

People are using any mode of transport available to leave Dhaka for their ancestral homes to celebrate the holiday with their loved ones following the government’s decision to lift Covid restrictions from July 15-23. 

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Commuters have been experiencing heavy traffic on the highways while huge rush of people are seen at the train stations and ferry terminals as well. 

The situation is likely to get worse because of the fallout from the lockdown pause ahead of Eid holidays, many experts believe.


Till Tuesday morning, nearly 4.298 million received the second dose of Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccine while a little over 1.522 million people received the first dose of the vaccine and are awaiting the second dose.

Additionally, 129,893 people received the first dose of Sinopharm vaccine during the same period, taking the total to 1,049,660 till now, while 3,319 people received the second dose till Tuesday. 

Meanwhile, 12 people were administered with the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, taking the total to 50,104. 

Also Read - Covid vaccination on hold during Eid holidays

Also, 50,904 people received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine taking the total number to 269,537.

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 Tuesday afternoon, according to Worldometer.

As many as 174.673 million people have recovered from Covid-19, which has spread to 220 countries and territories across the planet.

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