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Corona Update

215 more die, 10,126 cases detected

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 13 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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215 more die, 10,126 cases detected

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The coronavirus infection rate has been declining day by day across the country including in Dhaka as the infection rate was reported 22.46 percent on Thursday.

Some 2,928 coronavirus infected patients died and 1,47,384 infection cases have been reported in the last 12 days of this month.

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said 215 corona patients have died and 10,126 infection cases have been detected in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning.

It said the highest of 264 deaths was recorded in the country on August 5 and August 10 while the highest of 16,230 cases were reported on July 28. The number of total infections has risen to 13,96,868 with a daily positivity rate of 22.46 percent while the overall infection rate has risen to 16.83 percent.

Besides, the national death toll has jumped to 23,613 with a case fatality rate of 1.69 percent.

The country has seen more than 100 single-day deaths from the virus for 47 consecutive days. This is the 19th day in a row that the country reported over 200 single-day deaths.

A total of 3,36,226 people were infected with the virus and 6,182 corona patients died across the country in July when 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.

Of the 215 fresh deaths, 65 were reported in Dhaka division while 54 in Chattogram, eight in Rajshahi, 28 in Khulna, 10 in Mymensingh, 16 in Rangpur, 22 in Sylhet and 12 in Barishal division.

Of the 10,126 new cases, 5004 were recorded in Dhaka division while 578 in Mymensingh, 1883 in Chattogram, 504 in Rajshahi, 427 in Rangpur, 786 in Khulna, 377 in Barishal and 567 in Sylhet division.

Around 13,990 corona patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries to 1,262,065. The recovery rate has stood at 90.35 percent.

A total of 45,988 samples, out of 45,078 collected, were tested at 708 labs in the country during the period. With this, 83,01549 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.