Update June 18, 2021

Dhaka 5-44 pm, 24-July, 2021

54 more COVID deaths, 3,883 fresh cases

Mirajul Moin Joy

Bangladesh on Friday reported 3,883 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 54 lives.

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a statement said the tally of infections has surged to 8,44,970 as 3,883 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours and 54 people died of COVID-19 during the period.

A total of 54 COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 13,399.

The new positivity rate is the highest in two months. On Thursday, the daily infection rate dropped to 15.44% from Wednesday’s 16.62%, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

Also, 3,883 fresh cases were reported in the past 24 hours, after testing 20,822 samples, taking the total caseload to 844,970.

However, the fatality rate remained static at 1.59 % during the same period and the recovery rate dropped to 92.12% from Thursday’s 92.32%.

Chattogram division recorded the highest 15 deaths, Rajshahi and Dhaka 12 each, Khulna eight, Barishal four, Sylhet two, and Mymensingh one.

Bangladesh recorded the highest number of COVID-19 fatality on April 19 this year when the virus killed 112 people in a day.

The DGHS said Bangladesh’s COVID-19 confirmed cases crossed 5,000 mark on March 29, 2021 and 6,000 mark on April 1, 2021 while it surpassed 7,000 mark on April 4, 2021.

The country recorded 7,626 COVID-19 cases on April 7 this year, the highest daily spike since the outbreak of the pandemic, it added.

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