Bangladesh logs 195 more Covid deaths

Bangladesh logs 195 more Covid deaths

Bangladesh witnessed 195 more Covid deaths and an additional 6,780 cases in 24 hours ending Saturday morning.

With the latest statistics, the total death toll hits 19,046 and infections to 11,53,344.

The daily test positivity rate is 32.55 per cent.

A Directorate General of Health Services release confirmed the statistics.

A total of 20,827 samples have been tested during the reporting period across the country while Bangladesh had tested 74,17,694 samples as of July 24.

In the timeline, 9,723 people recovered from the viral disease during the timeline totalling the recovery to 9,88,339.

Of the deceased, 103 were males and 92 were females.

A total of 159 died in public hospitals, 31 in private hospitals and five at their homes, according to the government statistics.

Among the divisions, Dhaka logged the highest death of 68 people while 41 died in Khulna, 36 in Chattogram, 18 in Rajshshi, 16 in Rangpur, 10 in Mymensingh, 5 in Barishal, and one died in Sylhet divisions.

Besides death of Covid patients, reports received from different districts of the country said that a good number of patients had died with Covid symptoms at the Covid units in hospitals there.

The DGHS press release did not mention the number of deaths with Covid symptoms.

Reports received from six districts – Khulna, Rajshshi, Kushtia, Chattogram, Satkhira, and Mymensingh – said that at least 57 patients died in the Covid units of hospitals in the districts in 24 hours ending Saturday morning.

Of the deceased, 34 were Covid positive patients and 23 had Covid symptoms, according to the reports.