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239 Covid deaths in 24 hours


Published : 29 Jul 2021 09:36 PM | Updated : 30 Jul 2021 01:24 AM

Bangladesh registered 239 more deaths from Covid-19 till 8am Thursday, taking the total number of death to 20,255.  

The country recorded 15,271 new infections in the meantime taking the total number of people infected to 12,26,253, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Thursday.

The country has been witnessing more than 200 deaths every day for the last five days. On July 7, the death toll crossed 200 for the first time. 201 people died on that day. 

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

The current positivity rate stands at 29.21 percent and the overall positivity rate stands at 16 percent. 

Among the 239 deceased, 123 were men, and 116 were women. Of the victims, 224 died in different hospitals across the country and 15 died at home. 

76 of the deceased were from the Dhaka division, 57 from Chattogram, 45 from Khulna, 14 each from Barisal and Sylhet, 13 from Rajshahi, 11 from Rangpur and nine were from Mymensingh division.

A total of 52,282 samples were tested across the country till 8am Thursday. 

During this period 14,336 Covid-19 patients have recovered. Up until now, a total of 10,50,220 people have recovered from the virus and the recovery rate stands at 85.64 percent.  

The government on Thursday reduced the vaccine age registration age limit to 25 in a bid to accelerate the plan of vaccinating 80 percent of people in the country. 

As of Thursday, 4,207,279 people died of Covid-19 across the world and 196,869,820 have been infected so far, according to Worldometer.

Meanwhile, the country has been witnessing record number of Dengue cases amid the coronavirus pandemic. 194 people have been infected with dengue in the country in the last 24 hours till Thursday.