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Covid deaths exceed 19,000 with 195 more in 24 hrs

Published : 24 Jul 2021 10:25 PM | Updated : 25 Jul 2021 12:36 AM

Bangladesh registered 195 more deaths from Covid-19 till 8am Saturday, crossing the 19,000 mark.  The total number of death has reached 19,046 with the latest figure.  

Daily death count has been below 200 for the past four days. The country recorded the lowest number of fatalities in the last 17 days on Friday. 166 people died on that day. 

However, the infection and death rate has been on the rise for the last few days.  

The country recorded 6,780 new infections in the meantime taking the total number of people infected to 11,53,344 according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Saturday. 

The death rate now stands at 1.65 percent in the country, added the release. 

The current positivity rate stands at 32.55 percent and the overall positivity rate stands at 15.55 percent. 

Earlier on July 19, 231 people died in the country, which is the highest number of deaths recorded in the span of a single day since March 8, when the first case of coronavirus was detected. On July 7, the death toll crossed 200 for the first time. 201 people died on that day.

Among the 195 deceased, 103 were men, and 92 were women. Of the victims, 190 died in different hospitals across the country and five died at home. 

68 of the deceased were from the Dhaka division, 41 from Khulna, 36 from Chattogram, 18 from Rajshahi, 16 from Rangpur, 10 from Mymensingh, five from Barisal and one from Sylhet division.

A total of 20,827 samples were tested across the country till 8am Saturday. 

During this period 9,723 Covid-19 patients have recovered. Up until now, a total of 9,88,339 people have recovered from the virus and the recovery rate stands at 85.69 percent.  

As of Saturday, 4,163,309 people died of Covid-19 across the world and 194,195,824 have been infected so far, according to Worldometer.

A nationwide strict lockdown was enforced to prevent the transmission of coronavirus in the first two weeks of July. During this time all types of offices were closed and public transports were suspended. The lockdown was relaxed for eight days on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. Restrictions have been enforced again from July 23 which will continue till August 5.