Bangladesh recorded a sharp increase in deaths due to COVID 19 infection as a record number of 201 people died on Wednesday. This is the third consecutive day of highest number of deaths in a day being recorded in Bangladesh. On Tuesday, 163 people had died while on Monday 164 people succumbed to Corona infection in the country. The death toll in the country has gone up to 15,593.
According to the latest bulletin of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Wednesday, 11,162 new cases were detected in the country. The sample positivity rate was recorded at 31.32 percent marking a slight decline from 31.46 percent recorded on Tuesday. A total of 35,639 people were tested in the country taking the total number of people tested for coronavirus to more than 68 lakhs.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen has said that Bangladesh is likely to get 3.5 million doses of the COVID 19 vaccine in July under the COVAX framework with 2.5 million doses coming from Japan and 1 million doses from the European Union. He said these doses are likely to be Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines.
Dr. Momen said that Bangladesh is actively engaged to purchase COVID 19 vaccines from China and Russia. He also expressed the hope that Dhaka would get the vaccines it purchased from Serum Institute of India (SII) when COVID situation improves in India, reports the official news agency BSS.