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Covid-19: Bangladesh records 245 more deaths, 11,463 new cases in 24 hours

  • Published at 06:11 pm August 9th, 2021
The body of a Covid-19 patient is kept outside Khulna General HospitalDhaka Tribune

The daily test positivity rate drops to 24.28%

Bangladesh registered 245 new deaths from Covid-19 as well as 11,463 fresh cases in the last 24 hours to 8am on Monday. 

With the latest development, the nationwide death toll stands at 22,897, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The latest updates took the country’s caseload to more than 1.365 million.

As many as 47,207 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours till Monday morning, with a positivity rate of 24.28%.

Another 14,412 patients recovered from the infectious disease across the country, taking the total number of recovery to more than 1.220 million.

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The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.67%.

Dhaka logged 6,096 cases, the highest among the divisions, followed by Chittagong with 2,104. 

In terms of deaths per division, Dhaka counted the highest with 83 deaths, followed by Chittagong with 72 fatalities.

Khulna division reported 25 deaths while Rajshahi reported 10, and Barisal counted 6, Rangpur 19, Sylhet 18, and Mymensingh 13.


Till Monday morning, a total of 102,737 people received the second dose of Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccine, taking the total number of people fully vaccinated with this vaccine to over 4.537 million, with another 1.282 million waiting to get the second shot. 

Additionally, 258,193 people received the first dose of Sinopharm vaccine during the same period, taking the total number of Sinopharm jab recipients to a little over 6.671 million till now. Meanwhile, 172,322 people received the second dose. 

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A total of 50,255 people received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. On the other hand, 5,606 people received the second dose of the vaccine till 8am on Monday, taking the total to 22,152.

The Moderna vaccine was given to 236,148 people, taking the total number of Moderna shot recipients to over 1.909 million.

The health authorities in Bangladesh reported the first three cases of Covid-19, a severely acute respiratory disease caused by a strain of coronavirus named Sars-CoV-2, on March 8, 2020.

The fast spreading coronavirus has claimed 4,310,970 lives and infected 203,601,641 people across the world till Monday afternoon, according to Worldometer.

As many as 82,911,445 people have recovered from Covid-19, which has spread to 220 countries and territories across the planet.