2020-08-06 19:31:23 BdST
Surpassed Italy with nearly 2.5 lakh Covid-19 casesBD reports 39 more deaths, 2,977 new cases, 2,074 recovery in 24 hours
The number of Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh reached near the 2.5 lakh mark on Thursday, the 152nd day since the first coronavirus infection was detected here.
Around 2,977 people tested Covid-19 positive in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours until Thursday 8 am. With this, the number of total cases stood at 249,651.
Surpassing Italy, Bangladesh is now 15th on the list of countries having high prevalence of novel coronavirus infections in the world. Italy has a total of 248,803 Covid-19 positive cases so far.
During the period the country registered death of 39 new victims which increased total number of fatalities to 3,306.
"Of the expired patients, 32 are men and seven women. Moreover, 17 of them are from Dhaka, seven from Chattogram, four from Khulna, three each from Rajshahi and Rangpur, two each from Barishal and Sylhet and one from Mymensingh division," he added.
Thirty of them have died in different hospitals and nine at their respective residences.
Health authorities reported that another 2,074 people have recovered from the disease in a day, taking the total number of recoveries to 143,824.
Professor Dr Bayezid Khurshid Riyaz, Director of National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), made the disclosure during a virtual briefing on Thursday.
In the last 24 hours, 86 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 12,708 samples.
The detection rate of new patients on Thursday has been recorded 23.43 percent while the overall rate of infection since March 8 is 20.38 percent.
Against the total number of detected cases, the recovery rate is 57.61 percent and the mortality rate is 1.31 percent in the country.
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