80 Covid deaths, 3,436 fresh cases
Bangladesh on Saturday reported 3,436 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 80 lives.
After a long time, the death toll in COVID-19 dropped below 100. Today’s death toll is the lowest in the last two months.
“The country reported 13.67 percent COVID-19 positive cases as 25,129 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, ” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.
The official tally showed the virus killed 25,926 people and infected 14,89,586 so far, it added.
The recovery count rose to 14,09,231 after another 4,861 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.
The DGHS statistics showed of the people infected from the beginning 94.61 percent recovered, while 1.74 percent died.
The country reported 77 Covid fatalities on June 26 and the highest 264 on August 5 and 10. The highest number of infections was logged at 16,230 infections on July 28.
Between May and June this year, there was a 273 per cent rise in monthly caseloads and 162 per cent in fatalities. In July there was a 150 per cent increase in caseloads and a 170 per cent rise in deaths compared to the previous month, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Since the start of the Covid pandemic in March last year, Bangladesh has recorded 14,89,589 infections and 25,926 deaths, according to the DGHS.