Covid-19 in Bangladesh

Published:  04:13 AM, 03 August 2021

246 new deaths, 15,989 cases

The coronavirus continues onslaught in Bangladesh as the country logged 246 fresh fatalities and 15,989 cases in 24 hours till 8am on Monday. The caseload has now stood at 12,80,317 and death toll has surged to 21,162, according to a regular bulletin issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

As many as 53,462 samples were tested across the country in the last 24 hours, with the positivity rate 29.91 percent. The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected currently stands at 1.65 percent. The recovery count rose to 11,08,748 after another 15,482 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day. Globally, over 194.78 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 4.16 million have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

The indomitable 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. The novel coronavirus broke out in China's Wuhan city in late December, 2019 and quickly spread throughout the world, becoming a pandemic in less than three months.

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