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94 more Covid and 11 more dengue cases in 24 hrs

Published : 09 Jun 2023 09:55 PM

Bangladesh reported 94 more Covid-19 cases in the 24 hours till Friday morning.

With the new numbers, the country's total caseload rose to 20,40,212, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

However, the official death toll from the disease remained unchanged at 29,451 as no new fatalities were reported.

The daily case test positivity dropped to 7.74 percent from Wednesday’s 8.21 percent as 1,214 samples were tested.

The recovery rate stands at 98.35 percent. However, the death rate remained unchanged at 1.44 percent.

Bangladesh registered its highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 in 2021 and highest number of fatalities of 264 on August 10 the same year.

Eleven more people were hospitalised with dengue in 24 hours till Friday morning. Of the new patients, nine were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and the rest outside it, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Five-hundred and ten dengue patients, including 439 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

So far, the DGHS has recorded 2,865 dengue cases, 2, 334 recoveries, and 21 deaths this year.

The country logged 281 dengue deaths in 2022 – the highest on record after 179 deaths recorded in 2019. Also, it recorded 62,423 dengue cases and 61,971 recoveries last year.