Bangladesh reports 172 deaths, 7,248 COVID cases in 24hrs
Published: 05:47 PM, 18 August 2021 Updated: 07:26 PM, 18 August 2021
Bangladesh has reported another 172 Covid-19 deaths in the span of 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 24,719.
Besides, the overall virus caseload stood at 14,40,644 as 7,248 more tested positive for the virus during the period.
The daily COVID-data was published in a press release signed by Professor Dr. Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General (Administration), Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) today (Wednesday, August 18).
The recovery count rose to 13,27,028 after another 12,112 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the same time, said the DGHS press release.
As many as 41,014 samples were collected in the preceding 24 hours, yielding the COVID-positive rate of 17.67 percent, it added.
The DGHS statistics showed the recovery rate at 92.11 percent while the mortality rate stood at 1.72 percent.
Dhaka reported the most daily deaths and new cases, as usual, among the 8 divisions in the last 24 hours, logging 67 fatalities and 4,152 fresh virus cases. Chattogram tailed 47 deaths and 1,124 cases followed by Khulna with 16 deaths and 423 cases in the same period.
Among the dead, 94 were male and 78 were female.
The age-based analysis found that 105 people aged over 60, 34 aged 51-60, 20 aged 41-50, 7 aged 31-40, 4 aged 21-30, and 2 people aged 11-20 succumbed to the Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.
Earlier, The highest single-day deaths 264 from Covid-19 and 11,164 cases were reported on Tuesday (August 10). On August 5, the same number of people died of the virus.
The first Covid-19 cases were reported in Bangladesh on March 8, 2020, and the first deaths from the virus were on March 18.