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Covid-19 claims 18 more lives in Bangladesh

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Covid-19 claims 18 more lives in Bangladesh

Covid-19 claimed 18 more lives and infected another 399 people in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

With the latest figures, the death toll from Covid-19 in the country rose to 8,374 and the caseload to 544,116, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

In a handout, the DGHS said the daily coronavirus infection rate in Bangladesh decreased to 3.13 percent from Monday’s 3.30 percent.

A total of 492,887 patients have recovered so far with 828 more recoveries from the virus infection.

As of now, 3,971,524 samples have been tested, including 12,748 in the past 24 hours.

Bangladesh reported its first Coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18 last year.

Vaccination in Bangladesh

The countrywide Covid-19 vaccination drive kicked off on February 7.

Bangladesh signed an agreement with the Serum Institute of India Pvt Ltd, the world’s largest vaccine maker, for 30 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Serum will send five million doses each month between January and June.

Five million doses arrived in January and India gifted another two million doses as gift.

The government brought down the age to 40 for registration to get jabs.

The doses are being provided for free.

 

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