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2021-07-29 16:15:03 BdST

BD reports 239 more deaths, 15,271 new cases

Bangladesh on Thursday registered 239 more coronavirus or Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours.

With new fatalities, the country saw 20, 255 deaths from Covid-19 infection.

Besides, 15, 271 people have been diagnosed with virus during the period.

Till date, the total number of infections has reached 12lakh 26 thousand 253.

The latest health bulletin of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) disclosed this information on Thursday.

Bangladesh set the record of daily infections yesterday reporting 16,230 cases across the country.

Also, the positivity rate came down to 29.21%, from 30.12% a day ago.

With the surge in overall deaths, the fatalities among women also grew up over the past few days.

Among the latest victims, 116 were female and 123 male.  As of Thursday, 13,750 men died of the virus against the female death toll of 6,505.

Of the deceased, Dhaka division reported the highest 76 deaths followed by 57 in Chattogram, 45 in Khulna, 14 each in Barishal and Sylhet, 13 in Rajshahi, 11 in Rangpur, and nine died in Mymenshingh division.  

In the span of 24 hours, a record number of 14,336 patients recovered from the virus, pushing up the recovery rate at 85.64%, up from 85.54% a day ago.

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

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