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BD reports two more Covid deaths, 218 cases

13 August 2022


News Desk :
Bangladesh recorded two more Covid-linked deaths and 218 cases in the 24 hours to Friday morning.
The latest numbers took the country's death toll to 29,312 and caseload to 2,008,500, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The daily case positivity rate rose to 4.75 percent from Thursday's 4.45 percent as 4,585 samples were tested, reports UNB.
The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 percent. The recovery rate rose to 97.11 percent from Thursday's 97.10 percent.
In July, Bangladesh reported 142 Covid-linked deaths and 31,422 cases, the highest death toll and caseload since March this year, according to the DGHS.
Bangladesh reported its first zero Covid death on November 20 last year since the pandemic broke out here in March 2020.

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