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Covid in Bangladesh: Positivity rate rises to 16.50% with 20 deaths

Bangladesh logged 20 more Covid-linked deaths with 5,023 fresh cases in 24 hours till Saturday morning.

The daily positivity rate slightly increased to 16.50 per cent from Friday’s 15.46 per cent after testing 29,904 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

On Friday, Bangladesh reported 27 more Covid-linked deaths with 5,268 fresh cases.

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,791 while the caseload mounted to 1,904,826.

Among the new deceased, 12 were men and eight women.

Thirteen of the deaths were reported in Dhaka division while two each in Rajshahi and Khulna, and one each in Sylhet, Barishal and Rangpur divisions.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate remained static at 1.51 per cent.

However, the recovery rate slightly rose to 87.40 per cent with the recovery of 8,821 more patients during the 24-hour period.

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

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 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