Published:  03:05 AM, 31 July 2020

COVID-19 menace continues in BD

48 more die, 2,695 newly infected

The deadly novel coronavirus continues its attack in Bangladesh killing 48 people and newly infecting 2,695 in twenty four hours.

The recovery count rose to 132,960 after another 2,668 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) came up with the information at the regular health bulletin in the capital on Thursday. In a virtual media briefing, Professor Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general of DGHS, said, ''Forty-eight more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 3,083.''

She said the tally of infections has surged to 234,889 as 2,695 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. The health official also informed that a total of 12,937 samples were tested at 82 authorized laboratories across the country during the time.

Of the total sample test in the past 24 hours, 20.83 percent tested positive, while 20.18 percent cases were detected from the total tests conducted so far, Nasima added. Among the total infections, 56.61 percent patients have recovered, while 1.31 percent died so far since the first COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country on March 8, she said.

The deadly Covid-19 has spread to all 64 districts in Bangladesh. The country reported its first case of the virus on March 8 while the first death was recorded on March 18.

As of July 30, 2020, 10.29 GMT, 670,907 died so far from the COVID-19 outbreak and there are 17,213,220 currently confirmed cases in 212 countries and territories, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.

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