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Bangladesh shatters its own records; reports 264 single-day Covid deaths

Bangladesh shatters its own records; reports 264 single-day Covid deaths

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Grappling with the worst coronavirus wave spurred by the highly contagious Delta variant, Bangladesh reported 264 more deaths in 24 hours till Thursday morning, shattering all the previous records.

The country saw the highest-ever 258 Covid deaths on July 27 before that.

Besides, 12,744 people came out positive with the virus after the test of 46,995 samples during the 24-hour period, according to a handout issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The fresh numbers took the total fatality to 21,905 while the caseload to 1,322,654.

The case positivity rate during the period fell slightly to 27.12% from Wednesday’s 27.91%, while the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a 5% or below rate.

The recovery rate, however, rose to 87.47%, with the recovery of 15.786 people during the period, said the DGHS.

However, the case fatality rose to 1.66% again from yesterday’s 1.65% during the same period, the DGHS added.