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Covid death toll crosses 24,000 in Bangladesh with 187 new fatalities

  • Published at 11:28 am August 15th, 2021
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A relative wearing protective suit reacts while burying the body of a man who died due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at a graveyard in Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 8, 2020 Reuters

6,684 people test positive in 24 hours, with an infection rate of 20.25%

Deaths from the Covid-19 infection in Bangladesh have crossed the grim milestone of 24,000, with 187 new fatalities reported across the country in the last 24 hours to 8am Sunday.

With the latest tally, the nationwide death toll now stands at 24,175, according to the daily Covid update released by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Sunday afternoon. 

The country took only five days to add the latest 1,000 deaths to the nationwide toll. Bangladesh crossed the 23,000-mark on August 10.

The health authorities also reported 6,684 new cases during the 24-hour period, taking the total number of infections to 1,418,902 in the country.

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As many as 33,001 samples were tested across the country between Saturday and Sunday mornings, with a positivity rate of 20.25%.

Meanwhile, another 11,371 patients recovered from the infectious disease across the country, taking the total number of recovery to 1,292,698.

Dhaka logged 3,189 cases, the highest among the divisions followed by Chittagong with 1,271.

In terms of deaths per division, Dhaka logged the highest with 71 fatalities followed by Chittagong with 39.

Khulna division reported 21 deaths while Sylhet and Rangpur counted 13 each, Rajshahi 12, Mymensingh 10, and Barisal eight. 

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The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.7%.

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 4.3 million lives and infected nearly 207 million people across the world till Sunday afternoon, according to Worldometer.

As many as 186.187 million people have recovered from Covid-19, which has spread to 220 countries and territories across the planet.

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