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Bangladesh reports 98 Covid-19 deaths, infection rate declines further

B’desh reports 101 Covid-19 deaths for second consecutive day

Eastern Times  Correspondent, Dhaka, 22 April: Bangladesh reported 98 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, taking the total death count to 10, 781 in the country.

In the meantime, the country reported 4,014 new cases with a declining infection rate of 14.63%. With 4,280 new cases, the infection rate was 15.07% on Wednesday.

After a record number of daily deaths in four consecutive days since April 16, the death toll dropped below 100 on Tuesday with 91 new fatalities. The country’s highest-ever deaths from Covid-19 were reported on 19 April when 112 people died from the dreaded virus.

In the meantime, 27,429 samples were tested in 349 labs across the country.

Among the latest day’s victims, 62 were men, and 36 were women. Of them, 92 died in different hospitals across the country and six at home.

Moreover, 55 of the deceased hailed from the Dhaka Division, 20 from Chattogram, six from Rajshahi, five each from Khulna and Mymensingh, four from Sylhet, and three from the Rangpur division.

Also, 7,266 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, with an 87.28% recovery rate.

The Covid-19 victims’ gender breakdown shows that 7,948 of the total deceased across the country were men and 2,833 were women.

The country’s maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March that year.

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