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Bangladesh sees 2856 new cases, 50 more deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh sees 2856 new cases, 50 more deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh on Thursday (Jul 23) recorded 50 more deaths from coronavirus in the past 24 hours. The death toll now stands at 2,801 and the death rate at 1.30 percent.

Among the deceased, 41 were male and nine were female while three were between 31-40 years old, seven within 41-50, 12 between 51-60, 16 between 61-70, eight within 71-80 and four were 81-90 years old.

Of them, 20 were from Dhaka, five from Chattagram, seven from Khulna, six from Rajshahi, one from Sylhet, seven from Rangpur and four were from Barishal division.

The health authorities registered 2,856 new cases after testing 12,398 samples in the period, taking the total cases to 2,16,110. The current infection rate is 20.03 percent.

In the last 24 hours 2,006 patients have been cured from the infection. The total number of recoveries stands at 1,19,208 and the recovery rate at 55.16 percent.

Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, came up with the disclosure at the daily health bulletin.

As the country has been recording a high number of Covid-19 cases in recent weeks, even after the number of tests had gone down, the government on Tuesday ordered its citizens to wear masks whenever they go out of homes to limit the transmission of the virus.

The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases across the globe reached 15,232,830 as of Thursday with over 623,507 deaths, according to the tally of US-based Johns Hopkins University. Besides, the recovery from the coronavirus rose to 8,646,474 globally.

Bangladesh is currently 16th in the list of worst affected countries in the world in terms of the number of cases.

The position is one step ahead of Germany and one step behind Colombia, according to worldometer.info.