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Bangladesh reports 17 more deaths as Covid getting deadlier

Bangladesh logged 17 more Covid-linked deaths with 9,614 fresh cases in 24 hours till Saturday morning with a slight decline in the infection rate.

The daily positivity rate declined to 28.02 per cent from Friday’s 28.49 per cent after testing 34,311 samples, according to the Directorate general of health Services (DGHS).

The country last logged 17 deaths on October 13 last with 513 cases.

Bangladesh reported 1,434 fresh cases with 12 deaths on Friday.

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,209 while the caseload mounted to 1,674,230 on Saturday.

Among the new deceased, 11 were men and six women.

Eleven cases were reported in Dhaka division while two each in Chattogram, Khulna, one each in Barishal and Mymensingh divisions.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate further declined to 1.68 per cent.

However, the recovery rate also declined to 92,94 per cent with the recovery of 482 more patients during the 24-hour period.

Omicron

Bangladesh’s total tally of Omicron cases reached 64 with the detection of nine more cases till Thursday, according to GISAID, a global initiative on sharing all influenza data.

On December 9 last year, Bangladesh again logged zero Covid-related death after nearly three weeks as the pandemic was apparently showing signs of easing.

The country reported this year’s first zero Covid-related death in a single day on November 20 last year along with 178 infections since the pandemic broke out in Bangladesh in March 2020.

Bangladesh reported the highest number of daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 last year, while the highest daily caseload was 16,230 on July 28 last year.

Source: United News of Bangladesh