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Corona Update

114 more die, 5,249 infected

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 25 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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The numbers of single-day corona deaths and infections have declined further in the country as the daily infection rate has come down to around 15 percent in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said 114 corona patients have died and 5,249 infection cases have been detected during the period. This was the 12th consecutive day when the country saw below 200 daily deaths.

The DGHS data shows deaths of 42 corona patients were reported in Dhaka division while 29 in Chattogram, six in Rajshahi, 13 in Khulna, four in Mymensingh, six in Rangpur, nine in Sylhet and five in Barishal division.

The death toll (114) was the lowest in 54 days as the country has been witnessing a steady decline in the number of daily deaths for more than two weeks.

The DGHS data shows deaths of 117 corona patients were reported on Monday, 139 on Sunday, 120 on Saturday, 145 on Friday, 159 on Thursday and 172 deaths on Wednesday.

The DGHS said the highest number 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 14,72,964 with a daily positivity rate of 15.12 per cent while the overall infection rate has risen to 16.89 percent.

Besides, the national death toll has increased to 25,513 with a case fatality rate of 1.73 per cent.

The DGHS said the coronavirus situation was the worst in the capital as the highest corona deaths and infections were registered in Dhaka division in the last 24 hours.

Of the 5,249 new cases, 2,960 were logged in Dhaka division while 208 in Mymensingh, 1,029 in Chattogram, 275 in Rajshahi, 139 in Rangpur, 276 in Khulna, 158 in Barishal and 204 in Sylhet division.

Around 8,907 corona patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries to 1,381,763. The recovery rate has stood at 93.81 percent.

A total of 34,708 samples, out of 34,229 collected, were tested at 736 labs in the country during the period. With this, 87,21,014 samples have so far been tested across the country.