BD Covid-19 Update : Death Toll Rises to 2,305, Cases Cross 181k

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Bangladesh, one of the worst hit countries by the novel coronavirus in South Asia, has recorded another 30 deaths from the virus in the last 24 hours till July 11 afternoon. That brings the total toll in the country to 2,305. Over the period, the country has seen further 2,686 positive cases against 11,193 samples placed under labs across the country. With that, there are now at least 181,129 cases of infections in the country since the first case was reported back on March 8.

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in the country said at the daily online health bulletin on the coronavirus situation in the country.

Bangladesh logged its first death from the virus on March 18. The country, third highest in the region in terms of both cases and deaths, recorded its highest single day count in deaths of 64 on June 30. The rate of Deaths in the country now is 1.27% compared with the confirmed infections so far.

During the bulletin, the health body also said that 1,628 more patients had recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the recovered in total to 88,034 to date. The rate of the recovery is now 48.60%.

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In Bangladesh, male is accounting for a significant majority of the deaths. Of the new fatalities over the last 24 hours, 25 are men. And of the total fatalities from the virus, 1,770 are male and the rest 468 of course female. In terms of percentage of the deaths, male represents 79.09% and the female 20.91%.

Of other countries in South Asia, India has registered 820,916 Covid-19 cases so far with 27,114 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours till July 11 morning, announced the country’s health ministry. The country now has the third highest number of cases, just behind USA and Brazil with 3,181,846 and more than 1.8 million cases respectively.

Internationally the novel coronavirus has infected more than 12.5 million people with at least 560k deaths. Of all the countries affected by the virus, the USA is the worst hit with at least 3,181,846 cases and at least 134,059 related fatalities, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. In other words, the death toll in the USA is a quarter of the global total of at least 560k.

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