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Bangladesh reports one Covid death, 11.03 pc positivity rate

Bangladesh reports one Covid death, 11.03 pc positivity rate

Bangladesh on Tuesday (Jun 21) reported one Covid-19 death while it posted 11.03 percent positivity rate of coronavirus, the highest rate over past four months.

The country reported 874 Covid-19 positive cases as 7,927 samples were tested in the last 24 hours... the country logged more than five percent positivity rate of the deadly virus for sixth straight days after nearly three and a half months, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in it's regular statement.

During the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus infection in Dhaka city and upazilas of the district is 790 while no Covid-19 death was reported during the period.

The official tally showed that the virus killed 29,133 people and infected 19,58,074 so far, the statement added.

The recovery count rose to 19,05,983 after another 84 patients were discharged from the dedicated hospitals during the past one day.

From the beginning of the pandemic, 97.34 percent Covid-19 patients recovered among the infected people while 1.49 percent died, the DGHS statistics showed.

Among the 29,133 fatalities, 12,803 occurred in Dhaka division, 5,863 in Chattogram, 2,142 in Rajshahi, 3,718 in Khulna, 982 in Barishal, 1,328 in Sylhet, 1,417 in Rangpur and 880 in Mymensingh divisions.