Bangladesh reports 329 fresh cases, six deaths from Covid-19


Dhaka, Dec 12: Bangladesh today reported 329 Covid-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight six lives.

“The country reported 1.52 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 21,612 samples were tested in the past 24 hours,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.

In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and upazilas of the district is 261 while no Covid-19 death was reported during the period.

The official tally showed that the virus killed 28,028 people and infected 15,79,325 so far, the statement added.

The recovery count rose to 15,44,150 after another 288 patients were  discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

From the beginning of the pandemic, 97.77 percent Covid-19 patients  recovered among the infected people while 1.77 percent died, the DGHS  statistics showed.

The DGHS said among the total 28,028 fatalities, 12,240 occurred in  Dhaka division, 5,685 in Chattogram, 2,055 in Rajshahi, 3,612 in Khulna, 948  in Barishal, 1,272 in Sylhet, 1,369 in Rangpur and 847 in Mymensingh  divisions.