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Bangladesh’s coronavirus count breaches 175k, death toll near 2,250

09 Jul 2020 16:17, Somoy English Desk
Bangladesh’s coronavirus count breaches 175k, death toll near 2,250
Bangladesh’s coronavirus count breaches 175k, death toll near 2,250

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Bangladesh crossed the 175,000-mark while the death toll from the deadly virus mounted to almost 2,250 on Thursday.

In a regular press briefing, Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), said 3,360 more coronavirus cases were detected during past 24 hours as of Thursday.

She said the total number of coronavirus cases in the country now increased to, 175,494 with the fresh ones. 

Prof Nasima said 15,632 samples were tested in 76 labs across the country during the period. With this, a total of 907,784 samples have so far been tested in the country.

In comparison with the tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the infection rate is 21.49 percent while the infection rate 19.40 against total tests carried out so far, she said.

Besides, Prof Dr Nasima said 41 more people died from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, climbing the death toll in the country to 2,238.

Of the deceased, 29 are men and 12 are women.

The DGHS additional director general said 3,360 more patients recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the number of people making recovery to 84,544.

The DGHS additional director general also said against the total number of detected cases, the recovery rate is 48.17 while the mortality rate is 1.28 percent.

On Wednesday, Bangladesh reported 46 deaths from coronavirus and 3,489 cases.

Meanwhile, coronavirus has claimed the lives of 552,046 people around the globe as of Thursday morning.

Besides, confirmed coronavirus cases in different countries have jumped to 12,166,688, according to Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 4,549,870 patients, 4,491,551 are in mild condition while 58,319 are in serious or critical condition.

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