Covid claims 52 deaths, infects 2,497 more in 24 hrs

Covid claimed lives of 52 more people and infected 2,497 in Bangladesh in 24 hours reported on Wednesday morning.

“The country reported 9.07 percent COVID-19 positive cases as 27,528 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, ” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.

Among the deceased, 20 are male and 32 are female patients.

The DGHS said among the total 26,736 fatalities, 11,638 deaths occurred in Dhaka division, 5,391 in Chattogram, 1,980 in Rajshahi, 3,474 in Khulna, 918 in Barishal, 1,198 in Sylhet, 1,326 in Rangpur and 811 in Mymensingh division.

With the latest statistics, the total death toll hits 26,736 and infections to 15,22,302 since the country had recorded the first Covid infection on March 8, 2020, and death from the viral disease on March 18, 2020.

The daily test positivity rate is 9.07 per cent.

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