7 Covid-19 deaths in 24hrs, 1998 infected...

7 Covid-19 deaths in 24hrs, 1998 infected

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:17 PM, 5 July 2022   Updated: 06:28 PM, 5 July 2022

7 Covid-19 deaths in 24hrs, 1998 infected

7 Covid-19 deaths in 24hrs, 1998 infected

Seven more people died of coronavirus in the last 24 hours in the country, taking the death tally to 29,181. At the same time, 1,998 more people were infected with the virus, bringing the caseload to 19,82,972.

It was said in a press release sent from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Tuesday. 

A total of 11,932 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours. 

The current positivity rate is 16.74 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 13.76 percent.

The recovery count rose to 19,09,273 after another 494 patients were discharged from the dedicated hospitals during the past one day.  The recovery rate at 96.28 percent and the total death rate stands at 1.47 percent.

Of the seven dead, five are from Dhaka division while one person died in Rajshahi and Mymensingh each. All of them are men. 

Bangladesh reported the first Covid-19 cases on March 8, 2020, and the first death from the virus on March 18, 2020.