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Covid death rate in Bangladesh remains static; 7 more die

As the vaccination drive continues, the Covid-19 fatality rate in Bangladesh largely remained static with health authorities reporting the deaths of seven more people and infections of 256 in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

The daily-case positivity rate increased to 1.31 per cent from Tuesday’s 1.14 per cent.

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

The fresh cases were detected after testing 19,523 samples, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Three of the deceased were men and two women.

With the fresh numbers, the Covid-19 fatalities reached 27,880 while the caseload climbed to 1,570,238, according to the DGHS.

Also, the recovery rate climbed to 97.70 per cent with the recovery of 237 more patients during the period.

Forty-five Covid-related deaths were reported in the country on the 43th epidemiological week of pandemic from October 25 to 31.

Thirty-nine of them did not receive any Covid vaccine while six were vaccinated.

Of them, 23 had comorbidities which have declined to 12.5% from the last epidemiological week. Comorbidity means the simultaneous presence of two or more diseases or medical conditions in a patient.

On March 18, 2020, Bangladesh logged its first Covid-19 related death.

Vaccination drive in Bangladesh

So far, 2,98,97,953 people have been fully vaccinated in the country while 4,28,14,447 received the first dose as of Tuesday, according to the DGHS.

Meanwhile, the campaign to vaccinate the school students of the 12-17 age group against Covid-19 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 lack of adequate facilities.

Source: United News of Bangladesh