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Bangladesh’s Covid-19 death toll breaches 2,300-mark

11 Jul 2020 15:38, Somoy English Desk
Bangladesh’s Covid-19 death toll breaches 2,300-mark
Bangladesh’s Covid-19 death toll breaches 2,300-mark

The death toll from Covid -19 crossed 2,300-mark in Bangladesh on Saturday amid a decline in both the fresh cases and fatalities in the last 24 hours.

Just 126 days after the government confirmed the first three detected cases, 2,305 coronavirus-infected people have so far died in the country as of Saturday, according to official data.

In a press briefing in the afternoon, Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), said 30 more people died from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll in the country to 2,305.

Of the new deceased, 25 are men while five are women. Among the total dead, 1,824 are men 481 are women.

Dhaka witnessed the highest causalities with 13 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Besides, 10 died in Chattogram, three each in Khulna and Rajshahi and one in Barishal divisions during the same day.

Nasima said 1,628 more patients recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the number of people making recovery to 88,034.

The DGHS additional director general also said against the total number of detected cases, the recovery rate is 48.60 while the mortality rate is 1.27 percent.

Besides, Prof Nasima said 2,686 new coronavirus infections were registered across the country in the last 24 hours.

With the fresh ones, the total number of coronavirus cases now increased to 181,129 in the country.

Prof Nasima said 11,193 samples were tested in 77 labs across the country during the period. With this, a total of 932465 samples have so far been tested in the country.

In comparison with the tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the infection rate is 24.09 percent while the infection rate 19.49 against total tests carried out so far, she said.

The daily infection fell by 263 than Friday’s 2,949 following a decrease in the number of tests with 11,193 being carried out in the last 24 hours against Friday’s 13,488. The country also saw fewer deaths than Friday’s 37.

On Friday, Bangladesh reported 37 deaths from coronavirus and 2,949 cases.

Meanwhile, coronavirus cases have surged to 12,631,067 across the world as of Saturday noon.

Besides, the deadly virus has claimed the lives of 562,889 people globally, according to Worldometer.

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