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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

11 COVID-19 deaths, 446 new cases in 24 hrs

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With the deaths of 11 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Monday, Bangladesh’s COVID-19 death count now stands at 8,285.

During this timeline, 446 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 5,41,038.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the matter through a press release signed by Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of DGHS, today afternoon.

Health authorities also reported 641 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 4,87,870.

In the last 24 hours, 210 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 13,974 samples and tested 14,138.

With this, a total of 38,62,254 samples were tested in the country.

Among the newly deceased, seven were men and four were women. Of them, seven are from Dhaka, and one each from Rajshahi, Chattogram, Khulna, and Sylhet divisions.

The infection rate is 3.15 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 14.01 per cent.

So far, the recovery rate is 90.17 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.53 per cent.

Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus case on March 8 last year and the first death on March 18 the same year.

According to Worldometer’s COVID-19 data, the deadly virus has killed 24,12,627 people globally and infected 10,94,37,681 as of today afternoon.

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