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Covid-19 in Bangladesh: 11 lakh tests conducted, 2.2 lakh cases detected

Published 11:05 pm | July 25, 2020

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Online desk : Health authorities in Bangladesh have so far conducted 11,01,480 RT-PCR tests including 10,446 in the last 24 hours that detected 2,520 new Covid-19 patients.

With the latest figure, total Covid-19 cases have increased to 2,21,178 in the country, reports UNB.

The daily infection rate has seen recorded 24.14 percent while overall 20.08 percent people have been infected since March 8.

Although Bangladesh has been conducting over 6,000 tests per 10,00,000 population, it is still lower than neighbouring India (11,478/mn) and Pakistan (8,343/mn).

Another 38 people died of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours raising the death tally to 2,874. The fatality rate in the country is still 1.30 percent on the 21st week of Infection.

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

The recovery rate from the disease has been steady at 55.20 percent as 1,22,090 people have recovered from the disease so far.

Till Saturday, nearly 1,400 patients have died in Dhaka division.

“Since March 18, 1389 died in Dhaka, 771 in Chattogram, 167 in Rajshahi, 198 in Khulna, 109 in Barishal, 134 in Sylhet, 105 in Rangpur and 61 have died in Mymensingh division,” Dr Nasima said.

Among the 2,874 fatalities, 18 were below 10 years, 30 were aged between 11 and 20, 82 between 21 and 30, 194 between 31 and 40, 407 between 41 and 50, 837 between 51 and 60 and highest 1306 were aged above 60 years.

Dr Nasima reiterated that the number of tests has been dwindling in the country and urged all to give samples for testing. “Do not hesitate to have yourself tested if you have the mildest symptoms,” she said. At present 19,202 people are in isolation while 59,450 are home and institutionally quarantined in the country.

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