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Three Covid deaths, 349 cases in 24 hrs

Published : 30 Jul 2022 09:39 PM | Updated : 31 Jul 2022 03:30 PM

Three more people died from Covid, and 349 tested positive for the virus in Bangladesh in the 24 hours to Saturday.

While the country's total fatalities reached 29,288, the new number took its caseload to 2,004,892, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily case positivity rate rose to 6.64 percent from Friday's 5.84 as 5,256 samples were tested.

Of the deceased, two were men and one woman; two of them were from Dhaka division and another was from Sylhet division.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 percent. The recovery rate rose to 96.84 percent from Friday's 96.82 percent.

In June, the country reported 18 Covid-linked deaths and 20,201 new cases, according to the DGHS.

Bangladesh reported its first zero Covid death on November 20 last year since the pandemic broke out here in March 2020.

The country registered its highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year and daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 in the same year.

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