Bangladesh reports 268 fresh cases, four deaths from Covid-19


Dhaka, Dec 26: Bangladesh on Sunday reported 268 Covid-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight four lives.

“The country reported 1.57 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 17,072 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 246 while three Covid-19 deaths were reported during the period.

The official tally showed that the virus killed 28,060 people and infected 15,83,253 so far, the statement added.

The recovery count rose to 15,47,427 after another 247 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the past one day.

From the beginning of the pandemic, 97.74 percent Covid-19 patients recovered among the infected people while 1.77 percent died, the DGHS statistics showed.

The DGHS said among the total 28,060 fatalities, 12,252 occurred in Dhaka division, 5,688 in Chattogram, 2,060 in Rajshahi, 3,618 in Khulna, 949 in Barishal, 1,273 in Sylhet, 1,373 in Rangpur and 847 in Mymensingh divisions.