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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

41 Covid deaths, 1,765 fresh cases

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With the deaths of 41 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Tuesday, Bangladesh’s Covid-19 death count now stands at 12,660.

During this timeline, 1,765 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 8,02,305.

On Monday, the country saw 1,710 cases and 36 deaths.

Health authorities also reported 1,779 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 7,42,151, according to data released by the government.

In the last 24 hours, 503 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 18,536 and tested 8,250. With this, a total of 59,65,763 samples were tested in the country.

Among 41 deaths, 26 were male and 15 female, the press release said, adding that two were in their 30s, four in their 40s, and 10 in their 50s while 24 were above 60 years.

The infection rate is 9.67 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 13.45 per cent.

So far, the recovery rate is 92.50 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.58 per cent.

China reported first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province, on January 11 last year.

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 35,66,430 people globally and infected 17,15,20,497 while 15,38,43,362 made recovery as of today afternoon.

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