88 die, 3436 COVID cases counted in 24hrs, detection rate 10.40pc...

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88 die, 3436 COVID cases counted in 24hrs, detection rate 10.40pc

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:32 PM, 2 September 2021   Updated: 07:02 PM, 2 September 2021

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Bangladesh has reported 88 more deaths by Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll from the pandemic to 26,362. At the same time, the overall caseload has stood at 15,07,116 as 3,436 more tested positive for the virus.

It was said in a press release signed by Professor Dr. Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General (Administration), Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Thursday (02-09-2021).

DGHS said as many as 33,025 samples were tested across the country in the preceding 24 hours, yielding the COVID detection rate of 10.40 percent.

The recovery count rose to 14,37,885 after another 5,901 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.

Dhaka division alone saw 30 deaths in the last 24 hours while the Chattogram division tailed 27 deaths in the preceding 24 hours.

The latest DGHS figure shows that the recovery rate stood at 95.23 percent while the mortality rate was at 1.75 percent.

Earlier, the highest single-day deaths 264 from Covid-19 were reported on Tuesday (August 10). On August 5, the same number of people had died of the virus.

Besides, the lowest number of single-day deaths in two months was reported 80 on August 28. 

The first Covid-19 cases were reported in Bangladesh on March 8, 2020, and the first deaths from the virus were reported on March 18.