Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 239 new deaths, 15,271 new cases in 24 hours

52,282 samples tested, test positivity rate reported to be 29.21%

The health authorities reported 239 more deaths across Bangladesh in the 24 hours to Thursday morning, raising the total death toll to 20,255.

During the same period, 15,271 new cases were reported across the country, taking the total number of cases to 1,226,253, according to the daily Covid-19 bulletin released by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Thursday evening.

The test positivity rate was reported to be 29.21% between 8am Wednesday and 8am Thursday, with 52,282 samples tested in the country.

Bangladesh is experiencing the worst bout of the pandemic, with more than 25% of the total coronavirus deaths reported in July this year.

A total of 5,513 deaths have been logged so far in July, making it the deadliest month of the pandemic.

At the same time, 14,336 people recovered from the disease in the 24 hours to Thursday morning, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,050,220.