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Bangladesh’s daily Covid deaths, new infections hit record highs again

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Update: Monday, July 26, 2021

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Bangladesh’s daily Covid deaths, new infections hit record highs again

Bangladesh has once again recorded its highest daily coronavirus death toll as well as highest number of single-day cases amid a deadly second wave leaving hospitals across the country overwhelmed. The health authorities reported 247 deaths and 15,192 new infections in the 24 hours to 8am on Monday. The latest figures took overall fatalities to 19,521 while the caseload surged to 1,179,827.

As many as 50,952 samples were tested across the country during the same time, yielding a 29.82% infection rate.During the same period, some 11,052 Covid-19 patients also recovered around the country, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,009,975, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Dhaka logged 7,953 cases, the highest among the divisions followed by Chittagong with 2,467 cases, Khulna with 1,186, and Rajshahi with 908.

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Dhaka division reported 72 deaths, the highest among the eight divisions, followed by Khulna with 46 deaths.

Chittagong division counted 61 deaths while Rajshahi 21, Rangpur 16, Barisal 12, Sylhet 14 and Mymensingh five.

The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.65%.

Vaccination

Till now 4,298,086 people received the second dose of Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccine. Meanwhile, a little over 1.525 million people received the first dose of the vaccine and are awaiting the second dose.

Additionally, 153,588 people received the first dose of Sinopharm vaccine during the same period, taking the total to 1,326,212, while 7,591 people received the second dose till Monday.

Meanwhile, till now 50,223 6 people were administered the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and 288 people received the second dose till now.

Also, 57,781 people received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine taking the total number to 363,904.

The health authorities in Bangladesh reported the first three cases of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a strain of coronavirus named Sars-CoV-2, on March 8 last year.

The fast-spreading coronavirus has claimed more than 4,178,307 lives across the world and infected more than 194,969,558 people across the world till Thursday afternoon, according to Worldometer.

As many as 176,888,936 people have recovered from Covid-19, which has spread to 220 countries and territories across the planet.

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