COVID claims record infections in 24hrs, 2nd highest fatalities...

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220 die, 13,768 infected in country

COVID claims record infections in 24hrs, 2nd highest fatalities

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 05:46 PM, 12 July 2021   Updated: 06:03 PM, 12 July 2021

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Bangladesh reported another 220 coronavirus-related deaths, the second-highest deaths in a day so far, in the past 24 hours, taking the deaths toll to 16,639.

“The tally of infections has surged to 10,34,957 as 13,768 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours,” the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today (Monday, July 12) in its routine daily statement.

Among the dead in the last 24 hours, 142 were male and 78 were female. Besides, 55 people died in Khulna, 37 in Chattogram, 23 in Rajshahi, 4 in Barishal, 6 in Sylhet, 18 in Rangpur and 13 died in Mymensingh. The highest 64 deaths were reported in Dhaka in the span of 24 hours.

DGHS said 31.24 percent of the 44,067 samples collected in 24 hours were tested positive, yielding the virus positivity rate is 14.75 percent. 

The recovery count rose to 8,81,521 after another 7,020 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the same time.

The age-based analysis showed that 121 of those who died in the last 24 hours were over 60 years of age. There are also 46 people aged 51 to 60, 26 people aged 41 to 50, 17 people aged 31 to 40 and 9 people aged 21 to 30.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning, 85.17 percent recovered, while 1.61 percent died.

Earlier on Sunday (July 11), 230 virus deaths, the highest single-day spike, and 11,874 fresh cases were reported.