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Covid death toll in Bangladesh crosses 20,000 with 237 new fatalities

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 28th July, 2021 06:59:11 PM
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 As the highly transmissible Delta variant keeps sweeping through the country, Bangladesh logged off 237 Coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours till Wednesday morning, taking the death toll to 20,016.

The country has been seeing nearly 200 deaths a day for the past two weeks, and shattered the records of daily cases and deaths almost every other day.

Besides, 16,230 more people came out Covid positive after the test of 53,877  samples, according to a handout issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

This is the highest-ever single-day transmission after the country saw the largest-ever 15,192 Covid cases on Monday.

With the new numbers, the caseload mounted to 1,210,982.

Meanwhile, the daily test-positivity rate increased to 30.12 % from Tuesday's 28. 44% while the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a 5% or below rate.

However, the case fatality rate declined to 1.65 % during the period after increasing to 1.66% for a few days, said the DGHS.

The recovery rate too declined slightly to 85.54% from Tuesday’s 85.58 % with 13,470 patients recovering during the 24-hour period.