Update July 20, 2021

Dhaka 11-33 am, 31-July, 2021

200 Covid deaths, 11,579 new cases

Mirajul Moin Joy

Bangladesh on Tuesday reported 11,579 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 200 lives.

“The country reported 29.31 percent COVID-19 positive cases as 39,510 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The daily infection continued to exceed 10,000 mark for several days since on July 6, ” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.

The official tally showed the virus killed 18,325 people and infected 11,28,889 so far, it added.

The recovery count rose to 9,51,340 after another 9,997 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning 84.27 percent recovered, while 1.62 percent died.

The DGHS said among the total 18,325 fatalities, 8,717 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 3,348 in Chattogram, 1,418 in Rajshahi, 2,309 in Khulna, 547 in Barishal, 647 in Sylhet, 871 in Rangpur and 462 in Mymensingh division.

The DGHS said Bangladesh’s COVID-19 confirmed cases crossed 5,000 mark on March 29, 2021, 6,000 mark on April 1, 202, 7,000 mark on April 4, 2021, 8,000 mark on June 24, 2021, 9,000 mark on July 5 and 11,000 mark on July 6.

According to month-wise statistics last year, 51 COVID-19 positive cases were detected in March 2020, 7616 in April, 39,486 in May, 98,330 in June, 92,178 in July, 75,335 in August, 50,483 in September, 44, 205 in October, 57,248 in November and 48,578 in December.

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.

According to month-wise statistics last year, five COVID-19 deaths were reported in March, 2020, 163 in April, 482 in May, 1,197 in June, 1,264 in July, 1,179 in August, 970 in September, 672 in October, 721 in November and 915 in December.

Month-wise data of the current year, 568 coronavirus fatalities were recorded in January, 2021, 281 in February, 638 in March and 2,404 in April, 1,169 in May and 1,884 in June, the DGHS sources said.

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