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1 out of 4 tests positive for Covid-19 in 24 hours

  • Published at 06:05 pm July 11th, 2020
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The latest figures depict an infection rate of 24%, which is the highest till date in Bangladesh 

Overtaking the continued trend of one in every five suspected patients testing positive for Covid-19, almost one fourth of the samples tested in the past 24 hours turned out to be positive.

Between Friday and Saturday mornings, some 11,193 samples were tested across the country and 2,686 new patients were confirmed.

The average infection rate since late May was almost 20%, meaning one out of five people came out Covid-19 positive over the period.

However, the latest figures depict an infection rate of 24%, which is the highest till date.

The previous highest infection rate was 23.39% as recorded on June 18, followed by 23.12% on June 27.

The infection rate for the first time crossed the 20% mark on May 25 and since then, the daily rate of people testing coronavirus positive have been fluctuating around it.

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