Bangladesh faces harder days as Covid kills 231 more

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Dhaka, Aug 01: With the Delta variant of Covid-19 tearing through Bangladesh, the country reported 231 more deaths in 24 hours till Sunday morning.

Besides, 14,844 people came out positive for the virus after the test of 49,529 samples, said a handout issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

It said the fresh cases took Bangladesh’s total fatality to 20,916 while the caseload to 1,264,328.

Meanwhile, the daily test positivity rate marked a negligible fall to 29.97% from Saturday’s 30.24 %, while the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a 5% or below rate.

However, the recovery rate rose to 86.47% from the previous day’s 86.29 % and the case fatality rate fell to 1.65% from last day’s 1.66 %, said the DGHS media release.

During the 24-hour period, 15,054 patients recovered from the fatal disease.