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Bangladesh logs record-high 247 single-day deaths as Covid engulfs country

26 July 2021
Bangladesh logs record-high 247 single-day deaths as Covid engulfs country

UNB, Dhaka :

Going through the most frightening stage of Covid-19, Bangladesh registered another highest single-day death toll of 247 in 24 hours till Monday morning.
Besides, the highest-ever 15,192 cases were reported during the period after testing 50,952 samples, according to a handout issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Hospitals across the country are struggling to treat the growing number of patients amid shortage of beds and medical supplies.
With Covid's Delta variant spreading fast, the country's fatalities had been hovering at nearly 200 for the last two weeks. It reported the highest daily Covid-19 fatality number – 231 – on July 19 and 13,768 infections on the 12th of the month.
The new numbers took the country’s death tally to 19,521 today while the caseload to 1,179,827, said the DGHS.

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