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Bangladesh sees one more Covid death, 170 cases

One more person died from Covid, and 170 tested positive for the virus in Bangladesh in the 24 hours to Thursday morning.

While the country's total fatalities reached 29,315, the new number took its caseload to 2,009,604, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily case test positivity rate fell to 3.52 percent from Wednesday's 4.54 percent as 4,824 samples were tested.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 per cent. The recovery rate rose to 97.18 percent from Wednesday's 97.17 percent.

In July, the country reported 142 Covid-linked deaths and 31,422 cases, the highest monthly death toll and caseload since March this year.

Bangladesh registered its highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year and daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 in the same year.

Source: United News of Bangladesh