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Covid cases, fatalities continue to fall in Bangladesh

Maintaining the downtrend in the pandemic situation, Bangladesh reported 70 Covid-related deaths and 3,167 new cases in 24 hours till Friday morning.

However, the positivity rate rose a bit to 10.76 % from Thursday’s 10.40 % during the period.

Bangladesh logged 88 Covid-19 deaths and 3,436 cases on Thursday.

The fresh numbers pushed the country’s total fatalities to 264,32 , while the cases reached 15.10,283, according to Directorate General of Health Services (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 29,438 samples during the last 24 hours, the DGHS said.

The recovery rate rose to 95.52per 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 (WHO).

Source:United News of Bangladesh