FE Today Logo

Two more Covid-19 deaths, 253 cases

Global cases near 587m

August 06, 2022 00:00:00

Two more people died from Covid, and 253 tested positive for the virus in Bangladesh in the 24 hours to Friday, reports UNB.

While the country's total fatalities reached 29,302, the new number took its caseload to 2,006,899, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily case positivity rate dropped to 5.06 per cent from Thursday's 5.14 per cent as 5,002 samples were tested.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 per cent. The recovery rate rose to 97 per cent from Thursday's 96.97 percent.

In July, Bangladesh reported 142 Covid-linked deaths and 31,422 cases, the highest monthly death toll and caseload since March this year.

The country reported its first zero Covid death on November 20 last year since the pandemic broke out here in March 2020.

Bangladesh registered its highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year and daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 in the same year.

Globally the overall number of Covid cases is fast approaching 587 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.

According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 586,962,311 and the death toll reached 6,431,061 on Friday morning.

The US has recorded 93,739,666 cases so far and 1,057,881 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.

India reported over 20,000 new cases of Covid-19 and 53 deaths in 24 hours, taking the total tally to 44,087,037 in the country, according to federal health ministry data.

Share if you like