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Bangladesh’s total Covid fatalities stand at 28,010 with 5 more deaths

Bangladesh logged five more Covid-linked deaths along with 291 fresh cases in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

With the latest cases, the daily-case positivity rate increased again to 1.45 per cent from Monday’s 1.44 per cent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

With the fresh numbers, the total fatalities rose to 28,010 while the caseload mounted to 15,78,011.

Among the latest deceased, four were men and one was a woman. Four deaths were reported from Dhaka division while one was from Chattogram division.

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

The fresh cases were detected after testing 19,868 samples, amid the growing concern over the new ‘Omicron’ variant of coronavirus.

Besides, the recovery rate slightly increased to 97.78 per cent with the recovery of 308 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.

Of the 113 deaths recorded from November 1 to November 30, 12.4 per cent received Covid vaccines while 87.6 per cent did not, the DGHS mentioned.

So far, 3,84,97,417 people have fully been vaccinated in the country while 6,53,07,376 received the first dose as of Monday, according to the DGHS.

Among them, 1,39,802 students, aged from 12-17, have fully been vaccinated while 9,70,160 students received the first dose so far.

Source: United News of Bangladesh