Thursday 18, August 2022

Raising Covid-19 cases: Highest in 126 days

News desk: Bangladesh on Monday recorded 2,101 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, highest over four months while the daily infection rate slightly declined to 15.20 per cent.

The country also recorded two Covid-related deaths over the same period, rising the tally to 29,142.

On Sunday, the positivity rate was 15.66 per cent.

With the fresh infections, the total caseload reached 19,67,274, according to the daily virus update by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Meanwhile, 179 patients recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours, raising the overall recovery to 19,06,867.

Health authorities reported the latest figures after testing 13,820 samples at 880 laboratories across the country.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8, 2020, and the first coronavirus-related death on March 18 of the same year.


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