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Covid-19 in Bangladesh: Both fatalities and cases drop in 24hrs

Covid- related cases and fatalities in Bangladesh are seeing a downtrend as both the number of deaths and cases dropped in 24 hrs till Tuesday morning logging 114 deaths and 5,249 new cases..

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 fresh number pushed the country’s total fatalities to 25,513 while the cases reached 1,472,964, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The fresh cases were detected after testing 34,708 samples during the last 24 hours, which reduced the daily case positivity rate to 15.12% from Monday’s 15.54 %, said the DGHS.

The recovery rate rose to 93.81%, but the case fatality remained unchanged at 1.73 % compared to the same period.

Among the new deaths, 42 died in Dhaka division, 29 in Chattogram,13 in Khulna, nine in Sylhet, six each in Rajshahi, and Rangpur, five in Barishal and four in Mymensingh divisions.

Of them, 56 were male and 58 female.

Meanwhile, the government managed to vaccinate 6,976,317 with two doses, while another 17,242,479 people have received the first dose to date, said DGHS.

Source: United News of Bangladesh