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Corona Update

231 more die, 14,844 infected

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 2 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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231 more die, 14,844 infected

Bangladesh has reported 231 deaths and 14,844 infections from coronavirus over the last 24 hours till Sunday morning, registering a rise in the daily tallies.

Earlier, 218 Covid-19 patients died and 9,369 cases were detected in the country in 24-hour period till Saturday morning.

Highest 16,230 cases were reported on July 28 and record 258 deaths on July 27.

With the fresh 14,844 cases, the number of total infections has risen to 1,264,328 with a daily positivity rate of 29.97 percent while the overall infection rate has risen to 16.23 percent.

Besides, the national death toll has jumped to 20,916 with a case fatality rate of 1.65 percent.

The country has seen more than 100 single-day deaths from the virus for 36 consecutive days.

A total of 3,36,226 people were infected with the virus and 6,182 corona patients died across the country in July month which is the highest compared to any same period during the pandemic.

The DGHS said coronavirus situation is deteriorating in the capital as the highest corona deaths and infections were registered in Dhaka division in the last 24 hours. Among the 231 deceased, 139 were men and 92 were women. Of them, two corona patients were aged between 11-20, three between 21-30, 19 between 31-40, 34 between 41-50, 46 between 51-60, 72 between 61-70, 45 between 71-80, nine were between 81-90 and one between 91-100.

Of the 231 fresh deaths, 77 were reported in Dhaka division while 53 in Chattogram, 13 in Rajshahi, 44 in Khulna, 11 in Mymensingh, 18 in Rangpur, nine in Sylhet and six in Barishal division.

Of the 14,844 new cases, 8,355 were logged in Dhaka division while 591 in Mymensingh, 1850 in Chattogram, 808 in Rajshahi, 679 in Rangpur, 880 in Khulna, 685 in Barishal and 996 in Sylhet division.

Around 15,054 corona patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries to 1,093,266. The recovery rate has stood at 86.47 percent.

A total of 49,529 samples, out of 48,481 collected, were tested at 691 labs in the country during the period. With this, 7,790,423 samples have so far been tested across the country.

Locals and hospital sources said the coronavirus situation continued to worsen in several districts across the country, including Dhaka city.

The occupancy of general and ICU beds in Covid-19 units and hospitals across the country has also been increasing day by day while a number of hospitals are now overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients.