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Covid-19 in Bangladesh

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Country sees 5,000 deaths so far 
Staff Reporter
covid-deathBangladesh on Tuesday saw the total number of Covid-19 deaths to go above 5,000-mark as health authorities reported 28 new fatalities in 24 hours, raising the total to 5,007.
The country took 188 days to register over 5,000 deaths due to Covid-19 after having reported the first death on March 18.
Meanwhile, 1,557 new cases were detected across the country alongside 2,073 recoveries from Covid-19 during the period.
So far, 3,52,178 people have been diagnosed with the disease, according to an official release sent by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Besides, the daily infection rate in Bangladesh declined to 10.9 percent during the period as the new patients were detected after the test of 14,164 samples in 102 RT-PCR labs. The mortality rate in Bangladesh is 1.42 percent.
Among the 18,48,487 tested population, 19.05 percent have turned out Covid-19 positive.
The recovery rate from Covid-19 reached 74.05 percent and the number of total recoveries rose to 2,60,790 till Tuesday morning.
Currently, there are 87,925 active cases in the country. Bangladesh is seeing 2067.91 infections, 1,531.30 recoveries per million while 29.4 are dying against the same number.
Since March 18, the release said, 3,890 men and 1,117 women have died from the disease in Bangladesh.
Of the 28 new victims, 19 are aged above 50 years and seven others are aged between 41 and 50 years.
So far, 2,467 people have died in Dhaka division, 1,039 in Chattogram, 332 in Rajshahi, 420 in Khulna, 185 in Barishal, 222 in Sylhet, 235 in Rangpur and 107 have died in Mymensingh division.
Across the country, 16,303 people are now in isolation and 46,430 in quarantine.
In Bangladesh, the first three cases of coronavirus infection were detected on March 8 and it crossed 3,00,000 on August 26.
On July 2, a total of 4,019 Covid-19 patients were identified in the country which was the highest in a single day.
Global Situation
The confirmed COVID-19 cases exceeded 31.1 million globally as of Tuesday morning, according to data of the John Hopkins University.
Besides, over 962,000 deaths have been recorded globally.
Meanwhile, more than 21.3 million people made recovery from the virus infection, according to the latest tally.
Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year. The World Health Organization declared the crisis a pandemic in March.
There is currently no vaccine for coronavirus but a number of promising candidates are in the final stage of trial.