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Lowest corona deaths in two months

80 die in 24 hours

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 29 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh has reported 80 deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning as both virus fatalities and infections continue to decline in the country.

This was the lowest single-day tally since June 26 when the country saw 77 deaths.

With the latest fatalities, the national death toll has risen to 25,926 with a case fatality rate of 1.74 percent.

Meanwhile, the confirmed coronavirus cases in the country have reached 1,489,589 after the health authorities recorded 3,436 more infections in the last 24 hours.

During the period, 4,861 Covid-19 patients recovered, taking the number of total recoveries to 1,409,231. The recovery rate has risen to 94.61 percent, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Since March last year, labs across the country have tested 8,841,472 samples -- 25,129 in the last 24 hours -- with 16.85 percent turning out to be positive. The daily infection rate for Saturday was 13.67 percent.

In terms of deaths per division, Dhaka logged the highest with 34 fatalities followed by Chattogram with 21 during the last 24 hours.

Khulna division counted nine deaths while Sylhet six, Barishal four, Rangpur three and Mymensingh two and Rajshahi one.

Dhaka also logged highest cases among the divisions with 2,348 followed by Chattogram with 554. The health authorities in Bangladesh reported the first three cases of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a strain of coronavirus named Sars-CoV-2, on March 8, 2020.

The fast-spreading coronavirus has claimed more than 4.5 million lives and infected over 216 million people across the world till Saturday afternoon, according to Worldometer.

As many as 193.354 million people have recovered from Covid-19, which has spread to 220 countries and territories across the planet.