Covid-19 claims 231 more lives, infects 14,844 others...

Dhaka, Monday   27 September 2021

Covid-19 claims 231 more lives, infects 14,844 others

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:48 PM, 1 August 2021   Updated: 07:22 PM, 1 August 2021

Covid-19 claims 231 more lives, infects 14,844 others

Covid-19 claims 231 more lives, infects 14,844 others

Bangladesh has reported another 218 deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 20,916. On the other hand, the total caseload stood at 12,64,328 as 14,844 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 77 deaths were reported in Dhaka division while 53 died in Chattogram division in the preceding 24 hours. Among the dead, 139 were male and 92 were female.

DGHS said 29.97 percent of the 49,529 samples collected in 24 hours were tested positive.

The recovery count rose to 10,93,266 after another 15,054 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the same time.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning, 86.47 percent recovered, while 1.65 percent died.

On  Saturday (July 31), 218 Covid-19 deaths and 9,369  cases were reported.

The first Covid-19 case was reported in Bangladesh on March 8, 2020, and the first death from the virus on March 18.

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

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