July 1, 2022, 7:10 am

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2021-06-22 15:57:07 BdST

BD reports 4,846 new cases, 76 more deaths

Bangladesh has registered yet another 4,846 Covid-19 cases in the 24 hours to Tuesday morning, showing a clear trend of increasing number of infections for the past few days.

The country recorded 4,636 cases on Monday, 3,641 cases on Sunday, and 3,057 cases on Saturday.

The country also recorded 76 deaths in the 24-hour period.

With the latest development, the total number of deaths reached 13,702 while the number of total infections rose to 861,150.

Among the latest day's victims, 42 were men, and 34 were women. Of the victims, 72 died in different hospitals across the country while four at home. 

Of the deceased, the highest number of 27 deaths were recorded in Khulna division while 14 each of the deaths were recorded in Dhaka and Rajshahi divisions. 

Besides, 10 people died of the viral disease in Chattogram, six in Rangpur, three in Sylhet, and two in Barishal division.


On the other hand, another 2,903 patients recovered from the infectious disease over the same period.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) revealed the latest figures on Covid-19 in the country with a press release on Tuesday afternoon.

As many as 25,338 samples, including some pending ones, were tested at 528 authorized labs — government and private — across the country and the new patients were confirmed, with an infection rate of 19.36% during the same period.

To date, 6,376,819 tests have been conducted in the country, leading to an overall test positivity rate of 13.5%.

The Covid-19 victims' gender breakdown shows that 9,810 of the total deceased across the country were men and 3,892 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.

As of Tuesday, 3,890,280 people globally succumbed to the viral disease and so far 179,614,765 people contracted the virus, according to data provided by Worldometer. 

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