Update June 23, 2021

Dhaka 6-03 pm, 24-July, 2021

85 Covid deaths, 5,727 fresh cases

Mirajul Moin Joy

Bangladesh on Wednesday reported the highest number of Covid-19 deaths since April 29 as 85 more deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.

With this new figure, the death toll rose to 13,787.

Since April 5, 2021 when 52 deaths were reported in the country, the daily death toll had been on the rise with a record number of fatalities being reported almost every day.

On April 19, Bangladesh reported its highest number of fatalities when 112 people died from the virus.

On April 29, the country reported 88 deaths from the virus.

During this timeline, 5,727 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 8,66,877.

Health authorities also reported 3,168 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 7,91,553 according to data released by the government.

In the last 24 hours, 554 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country collected 28,580 samples and tested 28,256.

With this, a total of 63,05,075 samples were tested in the country.

Among 85 deaths, 55 are male and 30 female, the press release said, adding that 10 were between 31-40 years old, 11 within 41-50, 18 within 51-60 and 46 were above 60 years old.

Of them, 19 are from Dhaka, seven from Chattogram, 18 from Rajshahi, 36 from Khulna, three from Mymensingh, and one each from Barishal, and Rangpur divisions.

The infection rate is 20.27 per cent in the last 24 hours, compared to the samples tested, while the overall infection rate is 13.53 per cent.

So far, the recovery rate is 91.31 per cent and the mortality rate is 1.59 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 38,99,871 people globally and infected 18,00,03,033 while 16,47,64,017 made recovery as of today afternoon.

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