Bangladesh counts lowest virus deaths, cases in 24hrs since Jun...

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79 die, detection rate 10.11pc

Bangladesh counts lowest virus deaths, cases in 24hrs since Jun

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:46 PM, 1 September 2021   Updated: 07:48 PM, 1 September 2021

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Bangladesh has reported the lowest deaths of 79 in a day since June in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll from the pandemic to 26,278. At the same time, the overall caseload has stood at 15,03,680 as 3,062 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 Wednesday (01-09-2021).

DGHS said as many as 30,294 samples were tested across the country in the preceding 24 hours, yielding the COVID detection rate of 10.11 percent.

The recovery count rose to 14,31,984 after another 5,999 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.

Dhaka division alone saw 28 deaths, 1644 COVID cases in the last 24 hours while the Chattogram division tailed 23 deaths, 554 cases 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.

The recovery count rose to 14,21,883 after another 6,186 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the time.

Dhaka division alone saw 43 deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours while the Chattogram division reported 27 deaths in the preceding 24 hours.

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.

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