38 more die from Covid in a day

Bangladesh reported 38 more Covid-19 deaths in past 24 hours till 8:00am yesterday, taking the number of fatalities to 6,388.

The country also recorded 2,060 new cases at that time, pushing the infection number to 447,341. The death rate stood at 1.43 percent, said a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services.

So far, 362,428 patients — 81.02 percent — including 2,076 new ones in the last 24 hours have recovered.

Of the 38 deaths, 28 are males and 10 females, the release said.

Bangladesh reported its first Covid-19 cases on March 8. The infection number reached the 300,000-mark on August 26. The first death was reported on March 18 and the death toll hit 6,000 on November 4.

Up to now, 2,649,072 tests have been carried out, including 13,870 new ones, and 14.85 percent of the patients have tested positive.

Bangladesh is seeing 2,626.68 infections, 2,128.09 recoveries, and 37.51 deaths per million.

So far, 3,377 people have died in Dhaka division, 1,234 in Chattogram, 389 in Rajshahi, 488 in Khulna, 215 in Barishal, 262 in Sylhet, 291 in Rangpur, and 132 in Mymensingh.


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