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Bangladesh’s Covid-19 count mounts to 172,134, death toll approaches 2,200

08 Jul 2020 15:00, Somoy English Desk
Bangladesh’s Covid-19 count mounts to 172,134, death toll approaches 2,200
Bangladesh’s Covid-19 count mounts to 172,134, death toll approaches 2,200

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Bangladesh climbed to 172,134 while the death toll from the deadly virus mounted to almost 2,200 on Wednesday.

In a regular press briefing, Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), said 3,489 more coronavirus cases were detected during past 24 hours as of Wednesday noon.

She said the total number of coronavirus cases in the country now increased to, 172,134 with the fresh ones. 

Prof Nasima said 15,672 samples were tested in 75 labs across the country during the period. With this, a total of 892,152 samples have so far been tested in the country.

In comparison with the tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the infection rate is 22.26 percent while the infection rate 19.36 against total tests carried out so far, she said.

Besides, Prof Dr Nasima said 46 more people died from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, climbing the death toll in the country to 2,197.

Of the deceased, 38 are men and 8 are women. Among the total dead, 1,741 are men 456 are women.

Chattogram saw the highest causalities with 14 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Besides, 12 died in Dhaka, nine in Khulna, four in Sylhet, three each in Barishal and Rajshahi and one in Rangpur divisions during the same day.

The DGHS additional director general said 2,736 more patients recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the number of people making recovery to 80,838.

The DGHS additional director general also said against the total number of detected cases, the recovery rate is 46.96 while the mortality rate is 1.28 percent.

On Tuesday, Bangladesh reported 55 deaths from coronavirus and 3,027 cases.

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