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Covid in Bangladesh: Daily deaths hit 36

Bangladesh reported 36 more Covid-linked deaths with 12,193 fresh cases in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

The daily positivity rate further dropped to 27.43 per cent from Tuesday’s 29.17 per cent after testing 44,308 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

On Sunday, Bangladesh reported 34 more Covid-linked deaths, the highest in four months, with 12,183 fresh cases, taking the positivity rate to 28.33%.

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,461 while the caseload mounted to 1,824,180.

Among the new deceased, 17 were men and 19 women.

Thirteen deaths were reported in Dhaka division while seven in Khulna, six in Rajshahi, five in Chattogram, three in Barishal and one each in Sylhet and Mymensingh divisions.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate further declined to 1.56 per cent.

However, the recovery rate also declined to 87.35 per cent with the recovery of 4,203 more patients during the 24-hour period.

In January, the country reported 322 covid-linked deaths and 2,13,294 new cases while 19,112 recovered from the disease, according to DGHS.

On January 28, Bangladesh logged its earlier highest daily positivity rate at 33.37% reporting 15,440 cases and 20 deaths.

Bangladesh’s total tally of Omicron cases reached 69 with the detection of five more cases till January 23, according to GISAID, a global initiative on sharing all influenza data.

On December 9 last year, Bangladesh again logged zero Covid-related death after nearly three weeks as the pandemic was apparently showing signs of easing.

The country reported this year’s first zero Covid-related death in a single day on November 20 last year along with 178 infections since the pandemic broke out in Bangladesh in March 2020.

Besides, the country registered the highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year, while the highest number of daily fatalities was 264 on August 10 last year.

Source: United News of Bangladesh