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Covid-19 deaths lowest since Mar 24

Covid-19 deaths lowest since Mar 24

Twenty-two people have died from Covid-19 during 24 hours (till 8:00 a.m. today), according to the regular press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). This is the lowest number of deaths due to Covid-19 reported in a day since Mar 24.

The total number of deaths from the virus has now reached 12,124 and the death rate stands at 1.55 percent.

At least 261 new infections were recorded in the meantime taking the total number of people infected to 7,79,796, added the release.

The current positivity rate is 6.95 percent while the total positivity rate stands at 13.68 percent.

A total of 3,758 samples were tested across the country in the 24 hours.

At least 964 Covid-19 patients have recovered during the period. The total number of recoveries now stands at 7,21,435 and the recovery rate at 92.52 percent.

Among the 22 deceased, 17 were men and five women. Four were between 41 and 50 years old, six between 51 and 60; and 12 were above 60 years old, the release added.

Bangladesh recorded the highest number of Covid-19 fatality on Apr 19 this year when the virus killed 112 people in a day.

As of May 15, 2021, 10.16 GMT, 3,373,080 people have died so far from the Covid-19 outbreak and there are currently 162,592,556 confirmed cases in 212 countries and territories, according to Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.

China is the world’s first country which on Jan 11, 2020 reported the first death from the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province.