Coronavirus: 4 deaths, 618 new cases reported in last 24 hours
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, July 28: The Covid-19 death toll in Bangladesh has mounted to 29,284 as four corona-related fatalities were reported in 24 hours from 8 am on Wednesday to 8 am on Thursday.
With 618 new cases of coronavirus detected in the last 24 hours, the total number of identified Covid-19 patients in the country has reached 20 lakh 4 thousand 188. The detection rate is 6.62 percent.
According to a regular press release on the Covid-19 situation in the country issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Thursday (July 28), from 8 am on Wednesday to 8 am on Thursday, 9,396 samples were collected and 9,338 samples were tested in the government and private laboratories across the country.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020 till date, the overall detection rate in the country is 13.74 percent.
Meanwhile, the number of people recovered from Covid-19 in the country till date has reached 19 lakh 40 thousand 83 with 872 recoveries reported in the past 24 hours.
On March 8, 2020, the first Covid patient was detected in Bangladesh, while the country reported the first death due to coronavirus on March 18 in the same year.
Bangladesh recorded the highest number of deaths in a single day on August 5 and 10 last year with registering 264 Covid-related fatalities on each of those days.