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178 Covid deaths, 6,885 new cases

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Bangladesh on Friday reported 6,885 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 178 lives.

The official tally showed the virus killed 23,988 people and infected 14,12,218 so far, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.

The country reported 20.66 percent COVID-19 positive cases as 33,330 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, DGHS said.

In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and upazilas of Dhaka district is 3,074 while 33 COVID-19 deaths were reported during the same period.

The recovery count rose to 12,81,327 after another 7,805 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning 90.73 percent recovered, while 1.70 percent died.

The DGHS said among the total 23,988 fatalities,10,585 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 4,700 in Chattogram, 1,798 in Rajshahi, 3,182 in Khulna, 806 in Barishal, 954 in Sylhet, 1,200 in Rangpur and 700 in Mymensingh division.

It said Bangladesh’s COVID-19 confirmed cases crossed 5,000 mark on March 29, 2021, 6,000 mark on April 1, 2021, 7,000 mark on April 4, 2021, 8,000 mark on June 24, 2021, 9,000 mark on July 5, 11,000 mark July 6, 13,000 mark on July 12, 12,000 mark on July 13, 14,000 mark on July 27 and 16,000 mark on July 28.

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.

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