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Covid claims 4 more lives in Bangladesh, infects another 178

Bangladesh logged four more Covid-linked deaths and reported 178 fresh infections in 24 hours till Sunday morning.

On Saturday, the country saw just a single death from Covid-19 which was the lowest in nearly 18 months along with 154 cases.

The fresh numbers took the total fatalities to 27,895 while the country’s caseload mounted to 1,571,013, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Three of the deceased were men and one was a woman.

Meanwhile, the daily-case positivity rate slightly declined to 1.17 per cent from Saturday’s 1.18 per cent.

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

The fresh cases were detected after testing 15, 234 samples, said the DGHS.

Also, the recovery rate remained unchanged at 97.70 per cent with the recovery of 190 more patients during the period.

So far, 30,871,022 people have fully been vaccinated in the country while 44,688,070 received the first dose as of Saturday, according to the DGHS.

Meanwhile, the campaign to vaccinate the school students of the 12-17 age group began in Dhaka on Monday.

The vaccination campaign will be conducted at eight centres in the capital although it was scheduled to begin at 12 centres in the city. Other centres did not get approval due to the lack of adequate facilities.

Source: United News of Bangladesh