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Bangladesh’s daily Covid death toll falls, cases rise

Bangladesh logged 65 Covid-19 deaths and 2,710 cases in 24 hours till Monday morning, showing a slight fall in fatality and uptrend in cases from a day before.

The country reported 70 Covid-related deaths and 2,430 cases on Sunday.

The daily case positivity rate also increased slightly to 9.82% from Sunday’s 9.66%, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The fresh numbers pushed the country’s total fatalities to 26,628 while the cases reached 15,17,166, the DGHS said.

The new cases were detected after testing 27,595 samples during the 24-hour period.

Bangladesh’s daily Covid death toll falls, cases rise

Besides, the recovery rate rose to 95.91%, while the case fatality also increased to 1.76 per cent compared to the corresponding period.

Among the new deaths, 17 died in Dhaka division, 13 in Chattogram, 10 each in Khulna and Sylhet, six in Rajshahi, four in Rangpur, three in Barishal and two in Mymensingh divisions.

Of them, 32 were men and 33 women.

The country last saw 67 Coronavirus-related deaths on June 17 and the upswing in the fatalities reached its peak on August 5 and 10 when 264 deaths were recorded.

However, the situation was much more catastrophic than June in the latter 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 (WHO).

Source: United News of Bangladesh