June 16, 2021, 10:40 pm

Staff Correspondent

2021-05-11 17:06:51 BdST

BD reports 33 more deaths, 1,230 new cases

With 33 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours ending at 8am Tuesday, the country's death toll crossed the 12,000-mark. 

With today's figures, lowest in 46 days, the death count stands at 12,005, according to the data provided by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). However, the fatality rate rose to 1.55% on Tusday.  

Meanwhile, the country reported 1,230 new cases of Covid-19, which is the lowest in 58 days. The total caseload reached 7,76,257 and the positivity rate was 8.67% in the preceding 24 hours. 

In the meantime, 14,184 samples were tested in 454 labs across the country. 

Among the latest day's victims, 21 were men, and 12 were women. Of them, 31 died in different hospitals across the country while two at home. 

Moreover, 19 of the deceased hailed from the Dhaka Division, seven from Chattogram, three from Sylhet, two from Ranpur and one each from Rajshahi and Barishal divisions.

Also, 3,044 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, with a 92.15% recovery rate.

The Covid-19 victims' gender breakdown shows that 8,699 of the total deceased across the country were men and 3,306 were women.

The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.

India on Tuesday witnessed a slight decline in the number of daily coronavirus disease (Covid-19) spike, registering 329,942 such cases in the preceding 24 hours. With this, the country's cumulative coronavirus infection tally has now reached 22,992,517, reports Hindustan Times.

Official data from the Union ministry of health and family welfare's dashboard at 10am also showed that 3,876 new fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking India's Covid-19 death toll to 249,992.

Covid-19 has claimed 3,318,798 lives worldwide and infected 159,633,440 so far, according to the data provided by Worldometer.

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