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Bangladesh records 886 new cases in 24 hrs

Bangladesh records 886 new cases in 24 hrs

The death tally from coronavirus in Bangladesh reached 3,154 on Sunday (Aug 2) with the death of 22 more patients in the last 24 hours.

Besides, 886 new cases were detected during the period testing only 3,684 samples, bringing the total cases to 2,40,746.

The low number of tests is attributed to the closure of some testing labs for eid vacation. Still, the daily infection rate remains high at 24.5 percent.

Bangladesh has so far carried out 11,89,225 tests and 2,40,746 have turned out positive for Covid-19, an overall infection rate of 20.2. 

Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at the daily health bulletin.

She also revealed that 586 patients have made full recovery from Covid-19, raising the total number of recoveries to 1,36,839.

The recovery rate in Bangladesh is over 56 percent while the fatality rate remains at 1.31 percent on the 21st week of infection.  

Among the new 22 deaths, 17 were male and five were female. Nearly 80 percent of total victims have been men in Bangladesh.  

Of the 22 new victims,  two aged between 31 and 40, one between 41 and 50, eight between 51 and 60, nine between 61 and 70, and two more aged between 71 and 80 years.

With eight new deaths, Dhaka division so far has recorded over 1,500 deaths since Mar 18. 

1,505 patients died in Dhaka, 765 in Chattogram, 190 in Rajshahi, 229 in Khulna, 126 in Barishal, 152 in Sylhet, 119 in Rangpur and 58 died in Mymensingh division, Dr Nasima said.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Chattogram and Khulna divisions saw six deaths; Rangpur and Sylhet saw two deaths; two died in Barishal division and four more in Rajshahi division.

Among the newly deceased, 20 died in hospitals and two died at home. 17 of them were male and five were female.

Dr Nasima noted that so far 2,479 men and 675 women have died from Covid-19 in Bangladesh.

At present 18,720 people are in isolation while 55,369 are home and institutionally quarantined in the country.