COVID-19: Bangladesh sees rise in deaths after 4 days

Alaturka Saglik Haberleri

By Md. Kamruzzaman

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA) – After a low trend for the four consecutive days amid the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, Bangladesh on Tuesday marked a rise in fatalities from COVID-19, according to a regular update report of the Health Ministry.

The country recorded 50 more deaths in the last 24 hours, raising the toll to 3,234, the report said.

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In the past four days, the South Asian country of above 165 million people reported a total of 101 deaths with the lowest 21 on Aug. 1 over the last two months.

In the said period, however, the lowest number of samples were tested due to the eid holiday and prevailing floods that have already covered more than half of the country.

As of Monday night, as many as 33 districts of the country out of a total of 64 have been marooned by the devastating floods, according to the government's health emergency operation center and control room.

At least 135 people have been killed while more than 21,000 injured by the floods, the report added.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 infections in Bangladesh topped 244,000 mark with 1,918 new cases, pushing the figure to 244,020.

Another medical doctor also succumbed to the disease Sunday night, raising the total casualties among the country's physicians to 93, according to Bangladesh Medical Association, a local doctors’ platform.

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