Coronavirus: Bangladesh sees 2,928 deaths in 130 days
Publish- July 26, 2020, 02:45 PM
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Update- July 26, 2020, 05:03 PM
The officially confirmed coronavirus death tally in Bangladesh went past 2,900 on Sunday – in just 130 days since the country reported its first Covid-19 fatality in mid-March.
Since March 18, 2,928 people have died from the disease and the mortality rate has increased to 1.31 percent.
On Sunday, the health authorities reported 54 new deaths – the highest in the last two weeks, Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana told a regular online briefing.
With the detection of 2,275 new Covid-19 patients in 24 hours, Bangladesh’s confirmed cases now stands at 2,23,453.
The daily infection rate has reduced slightly to 22.57 percent while overall 20.10 percent of total 11,11,558 tests have been found positive.
Prof Nasima said 1,792 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. In total, 1,23,882 people have made recovery so far.
Among the new 54 deaths, 40 were male and 14 were female. “Of the deceased, 78.76 percent were men and 21.24 percent were women,” she added.