Covid-19: 3,684 samples tested; 22 die, 886 infections recorded on Eid day | The Daily Star
02:28 PM, August 02, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:29 PM, August 02, 2020

Covid-19: 3,684 samples tested; 22 die, 886 infections recorded on Eid day

Twenty-two people have died from coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general (administration) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), said during a briefing today.

With this, the death toll due to Covid-19 in the country has reached 3,154 and the death rate now stands at 1.31 percent.

Eight hundred and eighty-six people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

With the fresh cases, the total number of positive cases so far in the country stands at 2,40,746 and the current infection rate is 24.05 percent.

The total infection rate stands at 20.24 percent, according to DGHS.

A total of 3,684 samples were tested in 82 labs across the country in the last 24 hours, Dr Nasima said.

However, Nasima did not say anything regarding such small number of samples collected.

Meanwhile, 586 Covid-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours.

The total number of recoveries stands at 1,36,839 and the recovery rate at 56.84 percent.

Three hundred and twenty people were put under isolation in the last 24 hours, Dr Nasima added during the briefing.

Among the deceased, 17 were male and five were female while two were within 31-40 years old, one within 41-50, eight between 51-60, nine between 61-70 and two were within 71-80 years old, Dr Nasima also said.

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