Bangladesh reports six Covid-19 deaths, highest in nearly four months


Bangladesh on Saturday reported six Covid-19 deaths, the highest in nearly four months while it recorded 1,105 coronavirus positive cases during the period.

“Bangladesh reported 13.22 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 8,357 samples were tested in the last 24 hours,” a daily statement of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said. Bangladesh logged seven coronavirus deaths on March 8, it added.

During the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus infection in Dhaka city and upazilas of the district is 886 while three Covid-19 deaths were reported during the period.

The official tally showed that the virus killed 29,160 people and infected 19,76,787so far, the statement added.

The recovery count rose to 19,07,990 after another 233 patients were discharged from the dedicated hospitals during the past one day.

From the beginning of the pandemic, 96.52 percent Covid-19 patients recovered among the infected people while 1.48 percent died, the DGHS
statistics showed.

Among the 29,160 fatalities, 12,820 occurred in Dhaka division, 5,869 in Chattogram, 2,143 in Rajshahi, 3,718 in Khulna, 983 in Barishal, 1,329 in Sylhet, 1,417 in Rangpur and 881 in Mymensingh divisions.