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Bangladesh records highest COVID-19 death toll since May 3

The COVID-19 situation in Bangladesh continued to be worrying as it reported the highest number of deaths in a single day since May 3.

The country also reported 3840 new cases onThursday which is lower than the figure of 3956 cases reported on Wednesday. The sample positivity rate showed a decline to 15.44 percent on Thursday compared to 16.62 percent a day earlier.

With 63 deaths reported on Thursday, the death toll in Bangladesh due to COVID 19 infection has gone up to 13,345 while the total number of infections now stands over 8.41 lakh.

Earlier, on Wednesday, Bangladesh announced extension of COVID related restrictions till July 15 in order to slow down the spread of the virus in the country.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh Principal Secretary Dr. Ahamd Kaikus has said that the COVID 19 vaccination is expected to resume in July as the government is making efforts to procure the vaccine from various sources, report UNB. He said a fund of Taka 14,000 crore has been earmarked for the purchase of vaccines as Bangladesh does not need to get free vaccines.

Rajesh Jha/Dhaka/17.6.2021

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