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Covid in Bangladesh: Positivity rate slightly declines to 31.64%

Bangladesh logged 17 more Covid-linked deaths with 15,527 fresh cases in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

The daily positivity rate slightly declined to 31.64 per cent from Tuesday’s 32.40 per cent after testing 49,275 samples, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The country logged its daily positivity rate of 32.55% on July 24 last year reporting 6,780 cases and 195 deaths.

On Tuesday, the country reported 18 more Covid-linked deaths and 16,033 fresh cases with a positivity rate at 32.40 per cent.

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,273 while the caseload mounted to 1,731,524 on Wednesday.

Among the new deceased, 13 were men and four women.

Ten cases were reported in Dhaka division while four in Chattogram, and one each in Rajshahi, Khulna, and Mymensingh divisions.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate further declined to 1.63 per cent.

However, the recovery rate also kept declining to 90.09 per cent with the recovery of 1,052 more patients during the 24-hour period.

Bangladesh’s total tally of Omicron cases reached 69 with the detection of five more cases till Sunday, 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