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POST TIME: 22 July, 2021 06:01:57 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 24 July, 2021 08:38:51 AM
Bangladesh loses 187 more lives as Covid situation remains grim
UNB, Dhaka

Bangladesh loses 187 more lives as Covid situation remains grim

Bangladesh reported 187 more Covid-19-related deaths in 24 hours until Thursday morning as the vaccination drive failed to gather pace.

The virus also infected 3,697 others during the period as Bangladesh observed the last day with the lockdown rules relaxed.

With the fresh figures, the total caseload from Covid stands at 11,40,200 while the death toll rose to 18,685, according to a handout issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The country had seen 200+ Covid-related deaths for the last two weeks on average.

Bangladesh reported its highest daily Covid-19 fatality of 231 on Monday.

The new cases were reported after testing 11, 486 samples. The case positivity rate increased to 32.19 % from Wednesday’s 30.48% %, said the DGHS.

Meanwhile, the country’s fatality rate increased slightly to 1.64%.

So far, 9,69,610 people have recovered from the disease, taking the recovery rate to 85.04%.

MH