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DGHS reports 61 Covid-19 deaths in past 24 hours

Bangladesh logged 61 Covid-19 deaths and 1,743 cases in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning showing a slight downward trend from a day earlier.

Besides, the case positivity rate also decreased slightly to 9.82 per cent from previous day’s 10.76 per cent, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

The fresh numbers pushed the country’s total fatalities to 26,493 while the cases reached 15,12,026 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 17,750 samples during the last 24 hours, said the DGHS.

The recovery rate rose to 95.63 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 (WHO).

Source: United News of Bangladesh