Covid-19: 65 die, 2710 fresh cases counted in 24hrs...

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Covid-19: 65 die, 2710 fresh cases counted in 24hrs

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:59 PM, 6 September 2021   Updated: 10:01 PM, 6 September 2021

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Bangladesh reported 65 more deaths from Covid-19 in the span of 24 hours, taking the tally from the pandemic to 26,628. 

The overall caseload, on the other hand, stood at 15,17,166 as 2,710 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) on Monday (September 6, 2021).

DGHS said as many as 25,595 samples were collected in the preceding 24 hours, yielding a virus detection rate of 9.82 percent. 

The recovery count rose to 14,55,187 after another 4,124 patients were discharged from the hospitals in the last 24 hours.

Dhaka division alone saw 17 deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours while Chattogram division tailed 13 deaths during the time. Besides, Sylhet and Khulna divisions reported 10 deaths each.

The latest data shows the recovery rate at 95.91 percent while the mortality rate at 1.76 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.

However, 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.