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Covid positivity rate grows in Bangladesh, now 3.91%

Bangladesh reported 775 more Covid-19 infections with six more deaths linked to it in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

The country’s daily cases crossed 700 last on October 6, 2021 with the logging of 703 cases and 23 deaths.

With the detection of fresh cases after testing 19,740 samples, the daily case positivity rose to 3.91 per cent from Monday’s 3.37 per cent during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,087 while the caseload mounted to 15,87,915.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77 per cent during the period.

Besides, the recovery rate further declined to 97.61 per cent with the recovery of 185 more patients during the 24-hour period.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s total tally of Omicron cases stood at 10 with detection of three cases on Friday, according to GISAID, a global initiative on sharing all influenza data.

On December 9, 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 along with 178 infections since the pandemic broke out in Bangladesh in March 2020.

Bangladesh reported the highest number of daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 this year, while the highest daily caseload was 16,230 on July 28 this year.

Restrictions

Meanwhile, the government is going to put some restrictions amid the surge in Covid-19 cases, including plying public transport at their half capacities and closing shops and markets by 8pm, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Tuesday.

“Public buses will operate at half of their capacities while shops and shopping malls will have to be closed by 8 pm instead of 10 pm,” Maleque said while talking to reporters at the Secretariat.

Deputy Commissioners have been asked to enforce the directives within seven days, he added.

However, the government is not considering any lockdown in the country right now and it will think about it if the infection rate goes up further, said the health minister.

Source: United News of Bangladesh