Covid-19: 246 deaths, 15989 fresh cases reported in 24hrs...

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Covid-19: 246 deaths, 15989 fresh cases reported in 24hrs

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:16 PM, 2 August 2021   Updated: 07:08 PM, 2 August 2021

Covid-19: 246 deaths, 15989 fresh cases reported in 24hrs

Covid-19: 246 deaths, 15989 fresh cases reported in 24hrs

Bangladesh has reported another 246 deaths from Covid-19 in the preceding 24 hours, raising the death toll to 21,162. On the other hand, the total caseload stood at 12,80,317 as 15,989 more tested positive for the virus during the same time.

It was said in a press release signed by professor Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General (Administration), Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) today.

The highest 76 deaths were reported in Dhaka division while 64 died in Chattogram division in the preceding 24 hours. Among the dead, 137 were male and 109 were female.

DGHS said 29.91 percent of the 53,462 samples collected in 24 hours were tested positive.

The recovery count rose to 11,08,748 after another 15,482 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the same time.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning, 86.60 percent recovered, while 1.65 percent died.

On Sunday (July 31), 231 Covid-19 deaths and 14,844  cases were reported.

Earlier, daily highest 258 Covid-19 deaths and 14,925 cases were reported on Tuesday (July 27).

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

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