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Corona cases cross 9 lakh in country

112 more die, 7,666 infected

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 30 June, 2021 12:00 AM
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The coronavirus caseload in Bangladesh has crossed 9 lakh reaching 904,436 with the registration of 7,666 more cases over the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

Besides, 112 more people succumbed to the virus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, during the period to bring the national death tally to 14,388 with a case fatality rate of 1.59 per cent.

The daily deaths linked to the virus have seen a rise than Monday’s 104 fatalities while infections a fall from record 8,364 cases a day ago.

However, the daily positivity rate has jumped to 23.97 per cent from 23.86 per cent while the overall infection rate stands at 13.76 per cent. The downtick in the number of cases follows a decrease in the number of tests with 31,982 carried out against Monday’s 35,059.

With this, the country reported over 100 virus fatalities for the 3rd consecutive day and more than 4,000 cases for nine days in a row.

Bangladesh registered 8,364 cases, highest single-day tally since the pandemic, on Monday while record 119 deaths on Sunday.

Highest deaths were reported in Khulna division in the last 24 hours again while highest infections in Dhaka division.

Among of the 112 new deaths, 35 were registered in Khulna division while 22 in Dhaka, 21 in Rajshahi, 16 in Chattogram, 10 in Rangpur, four in Mymensingh, three in Barishal and one fatality was registered in Sylhet division.

Of the 7,666 fresh infections, 3,068 were logged in Dhaka division, including Dhaka city (2,265), while 242 in Mymensingh, 1,012 in Chattogram, 1,059 in Rajshahi, 467 in Rangpur, 1,367 in Khulna, 193 in Barishal and 258 in Sylhet division.

Of the total cases, 517,092 or 57.17 per cent were detected only in Dhaka district while it accounts for 5,487 or 38.13 per cent of the total deaths, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Some 4,027 patients have recovered from the fatal disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries to 811,700 with a recovery rate of 89.75 per cent.

A total of 31,982 samples, out of 32,659 collected, were tested at 565 labs in the country during the period. With this, 6,573,822 samples have so far been tested across the country.