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Bangladesh: Virus cases, deaths at 2-month low

Fall in daily infections comes amid decrease in number of tests, total cases now near 240,000

SM Najmus Sakib   | 01.08.2020
Bangladesh: Virus cases, deaths at 2-month low

DHAKA, Bangladesh

Bangladesh on Saturday reported its lowest number of daily coronavirus cases and deaths in the past two months.

A Health Ministry official said 21 fatalities – 16 men and five women – were recorded over the past 24 hours.

The COVID-19 death toll now stands at 3,132, of which 2,462 were men and 670 women, the official said.

The country’s overall case count increased by 2,199 to reach 239,860, while 1,117 recoveries raised the total to 136,253 – a recovery rate of 56.81%.

The number of tests conducted over the past day, 8,802, was also the lowest in recent months and 24.98% of the results were positive.

Over 1.18 million samples have now been tested in the country since March 8, the official added.

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