Update August 18, 2021

Dhaka 10-48 pm, 18-September, 2021

172 Covid deaths, 7,248 fresh cases

Online Desk

Bangladesh on Wednesday reported 7,248 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 172 lives.

“The country reported 17.67 percent COVID-19 positive cases as 41,014 samples were tested in the past 24 hours,” said Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in its routine daily statement.

The official tally showed the virus killed 24,719 people and infected 14,40,644 so far, it added.

The recovery count rose to 13,27,028 after another 12,112 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning 92.11 percent recovered, while 1.72 percent died.

The DGHS said among the total 24,719 fatalities, 10,932 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 4,875 in Chattogram, 1,880 in Rajshahi, 3,264 in Khulna, 833 in Barishal, 1006 in Sylhet, 1,230 in Rangpur and 739 in Mymensingh division.

The beginning of the current year witnessed a drastic fall of coronavirus cases in the country but the trend lasted for only two months — 21,629 cases were detected in January and 11,077 in February.

After the drastic fall of COVID-19 confirmed cases, the country witnessed sharp increase of infection as 65,079 cases were reported in March, 2021 and 1,47,837 cases in April.

The country again witnessed a fall in May, 2021 as it recorded 41,408 cases. From the beginning of June, 2021, the country recorded a sharp rise with 1,12,718 cases, the DGHS said.

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