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12:00 AM, August 06, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:51 AM, August 06, 2020

Several cities, large towns see spike in Covid cases

Says WHO report on Bangladesh; 33 die, 2,654 infected in a day

Some large towns and cities have been witnessing a spike in Covid-19 cases.

The World Health Organization  in its latest situation report divided the country in five segments according to the severity of the outbreak, below 250 per million people being the lowest and 2,000 per million the highest.

Bhola, Bagerhat, Jashore, Kushtia, Pabna, Natore, Sirajganj, Chapainawabganj, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Sherpur, and Netrakona districts are in the segment with the lowest number of cases.

The number of people per million infected with the coronavirus gives a glimpse of the severity, officials said.

The highest rate is in Dhaka where about 14,824 people per million were infected. The second highest rate is in Chattogram with 1,609 infected per million.

At yesterday's briefing, Nasima Sultana, additional director general (administration) of the Directorate General of Health Services, said 11,160 samples were tested in 83 labs across the country in the 24 hours since August 4 morning.

Of them, 2,654 tested positive for coronavirus, which is 23.78 percent of the samples tested.

According to data, 20.35 percent of all tests done so far turned out to be positive.

The total number of positive cases in the country now stands at 2,46,674 and the officially acknowledged death toll at 3,267.

In the said 24 hours, 33 people died from coronavirus, Prof Nasima added.

Among the 33 reported dead yesterday, 25 were male. Two were aged between 31 and 40 years; four between 41 and 50; eight between 51 and 60; 10 between 61 and 70; six between 71 and 80; one between 81 and 90; and two between 91 and 100, she said.

At least 1,890 Covid-19 patients recovered in the said 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries to 1,41,750.

A total of 758 people were put in isolation during the period, she added.


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