Covid-19: Over 200 die, 12198 infected in 24hrs...

Dhaka, Saturday   18 September 2021

Covid-19: Over 200 die, 12198 infected in 24hrs

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:14 PM, 13 July 2021   Updated: 09:56 PM, 13 July 2021

Covid-19: Over 200 die, 12198 infected in 24hrs

Covid-19: Over 200 die, 12198 infected in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 203 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the deaths toll from the pandemic to 16,842. Earlier, the highest number of single-day deaths 230 was recorded on Friday (July 9).

“The tally of infections has surged to 10,47,155 as 12,198 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today in its routine daily statement.

Among the dead in the last 24 hours, 132 were male and 71 were female. Highest 61 deaths reported in Dhaka division while 53 died in Khulna division.

DGHS said 29.21 percent of the 41,755 samples collected in 24 hours were tested positive while the infection rate was only 2.30 percent just on February 8 this year as, during the late winter season, the rate started decreasing sharply.

The recovery count rose to 8,89,167 after another 7,646 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the same time.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning, 84.91 percent recovered, while 1.61 percent died.

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