Update June 22, 2021

Dhaka 3-47 pm, 24-July, 2021

76 Covid deaths, 4,846 new cases

Mirajul Moin Joy

Bangladesh on Tuesday observes sharp rise in Covid cases as 4,846 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in its daily statement said, “The tally of infections has surged to 861,150 as 4,846 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours and 76 people died of Covid-19 during the period.”

A total of 76 Covid patients died in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 13,702.

The positivity rate in the country rose to 19.36% from Monday’s 19.27 percent.

DGHS said 19.36 percent of the 25,028 samples collected in 24 hours were tested positive while the infection rate was only 2.30 percent just on February 8 this year as during the late winter season, the rate started decreasing sharply.

The samples were tested at 528 authorized medical laboratories across the country during the time as the government put in efforts to increase the number of testing centers gradually with resurgence of the pandemic.

The recovery count rose to 7,88,385 after another 2,903 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning, 91.55 percent recovered, while 1.59 percent died.

It said 27 out of the 76 people died in Khulna division alone and 42 of them were male while 34 were female and added that one is in his 20s, eight are in their 30s, seven in their 40s, 23 in their 50s and 37 are above 60 years.

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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