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COVID-19: Over 16 lakh tests conducted; 20 pc found positive

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COVID-19: Over 16 lakh tests conducted; 20 pc found positive

COVID-19: Over 16 lakh tests conducted; 20 pc found positive

Coronavirus testing laboratories in the have tested 16,05,111 samples till Friday and 3,21,615 or 20.04 percent have turned out Covid-19 positive, reports UNB.

Health authorities in the last 24 hours  have detected 1,929 new cases of Covid-19 after testing 13,073 samples.  Daily infection rate decreased to 14.7 percent.

Since March 18, 4,421 people have died in the country and 29 died from  the  disease in a day. The fatality rate in Bangladesh is still 1.37 percent.

The country saw the recovery of 2,211  Covid-19 patients during the period pushing the number of total recoveries across the country to 2,16,191. 

A press release sent by Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) provided the latest information and also confirmed that the recovery rate has climbed further to 67 percent in Bangladesh.

Among the 29 people who lost their lives, 22 are aged 50 years.

So far, 2,134 patients have died in Dhaka division, 952 in Chattoram, 295 in Rajshahi, 365 in Khulna, 172 in Barishal, 197 in Sylhet, 202 in Rangpur and 95 have died in Mymensingh division.

Across the country, 19,676 people are in isolation and 52,472 people are quarantined at present.

In Bangladesh, the first three cases of coronavirus infection were detected on March 8 and on Wednesday it crossed 3,00,000. On July 2, 4,019 Covid-19 patients were identified in the country, the highest in a single day.

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