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Covid in Bangladesh: 23 more lose lives, 703 get infected

Twenty-three more people died of Covid-19 and 703 new cases were detected in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

On Tuesday, the country logged 23 Covid-linked deaths and 694 fresh cases.

The fresh cases were detected after testing 24,376 samples.

With this, the daily-case positivity rate slightly rose to 2.88 percent from Tuesday’s 2.72 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily-case positivity rate in the country remained below 5 per cent for the 13th consecutive day.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), if the daily-case positivity rate remains at 5 per cent or below for 14 days it is considered to be safe for mass unlocking.

In Bangladesh, the daily-case positivity rate reached its peak 32.55 per cent on July 24 this year.

The fresh numbers took the total fatalities to 27,635 while the caseload mounted to 15,60,155, said the DGHS.

However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77 per cent.

The recovery rate slightly increased to 97.50 per cent with the recovery of 817 more patients during the period.

So far, 15,21,113 people have recovered from the deadly virus infections, the DGHS added.

Source: United News of Bangladesh