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Bangladesh reports 6 more Covid-linked deaths with 277 cases

Bangladesh logged six more Covid-related deaths along with 277 fresh cases in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

With the latest cases, the daily-case positivity rate declined to 1.35 per cent from Tuesday’s 1.45 per cent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

With the fresh numbers, the total fatalities rose to 28,016 while the caseload mounted to 15,78,288.

Among the latest deceased, four were men and two women. Three deaths were reported from Dhaka division while one each was from Chattogram, Rajshahi and Sylhet divisions.

However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.78 per cent during the period.

The fresh cases were detected after testing 20,644 samples, amid the growing concern over the new ‘Omicron’ variant of coronavirus.

Besides, the recovery rate remained unchanged at 97.78 per cent with the recovery of 296 more patients during the 24-hour period.

On November 20, Bangladesh logged this year’s first zero Covid-linked death with 178 cases.

Bangladesh reported the highest number of daily fatalities of 264 on August 5 this year, while the highest daily caseload was 16,230 on July 28 this year.

So far, 3,96,58,932 people have fully been vaccinated in the country while 6,56,18,894 received the first dose as of Tuesday, according to the DGHS.

Among them, 1,65,072 students, aged from 12-17, have fully been vaccinated while 10,10,083 students received the first dose so far.

Source: United News of Bangladesh