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Bangladesh reports 88 Covid-19 deaths in past 24 hours: DGHS

Bangladesh logged 88 Covid-19 deaths and 3,436 cases in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning showing a slight upward trend from a day earlier.

Besides, The case positivity rate also increased slightly to 10.40 per cent from last day’s 10.11 per cent, according to Directorate General of Health Services.

Bangladesh logged 79 deaths and 3,062 new cases respectively on Tuesday morning.

The fresh numbers pushed the country’s total fatalities to 26,362 , while the cases reached 15.07,116, according to DGHS.

The country last saw 112 Coronavirus-related deaths on June 29 and the upswing in the fatalities reached its peak on August 5 and 10 when 264 deaths were recorded.

The new cases were detected after testing 33,035 samples during the last 24 hours, said the DGHS.

The recovery rate rose to 95.41 per cent, while the case fatality remained static at 1.75 per cent compared to the corresponding period.

However, the situation was much more catastrophic from June to the better part of August as the country experienced a surge of Covid-related caseloads and deaths during that time.

Between May and June this year, there was a 273% rise in monthly caseloads and 162% in fatalities. In July, there was a 150% increase in caseloads and a 170% rise in deaths compared to the previous month, according to the World Health Organization.

Source: United News of Bangladesh