Bangladesh logs highest COVID deaths in 2.5 months, 3840 infected
Published: 06:17 PM, 17 June 2021 Updated: 07:51 PM, 17 June 2021
Bangladesh reported 63 more deaths from COVID-19 and 3,840 fresh cases in the last 24 hours.
63 people died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, climbing the death toll from the pandemic to 13,345. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 831,087 as 3,840 new cases were confirmed during the period.
The daily database on Covid-19 reported this in a press release signed by Professor Dr. Nasima Sultana, additional director general (administration) of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Thursday (June 17, 2021).
Among the dead in the last 24 hours, 20 died in Khulna, 13 in Rajshahi, 11 in Chattogram, 10 in Dhaka, 3 in Barihsal, 2 in Sylhet, 2 in Rangpur and 2 in Mymensingh.
About 24,871 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 15.44 percent.
The recovery count rose to 776,466 after another 2,714 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day. The recovery count stands at 92.32 percent while the mortality rate stands at 1.59 percent.
Earlier on Wednesday, 60 deaths linked to COVID-19, and 3,956 fresh cases were reported.
Bangladesh recorded the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities on April 19 this year when the virus killed 112 people in a day.