Bangladesh sees record-high 11,651 Covid cases; 199 more lives lost

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8th July, 2021 06:22:24 PM printer

Bangladesh sees record-high 11,651 Covid cases; 199 more lives lost

 As the Coronavirus is spreading in Bangladesh faster than ever, the country logged record-high 11,651 cases and 199 deaths in 24 hours till Thursday morning.

This grim number of cases came after the test of 36,850 samples during the period, which puts the country’s case positivity rate at peak 31.62%, according to a handout provided by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The new numbers took the country’s death toll to 15,792 while the caseload stood at 989, 219.

Just a day before, the country counted the highest ever 201 deaths from Covid-19 and record-high 11,525 cases on Tuesday.

The country’s fatality rate remained static at 1.60% as of Wednesday's, said the DGHS.

Of the deceased, 107 were above the age of 60, 47 were aged between 51 and 60, 28 aged between 41 and 50, six between 31 and 40, nine between 21 and 30, and two between 11 and 20.


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