Bangladesh logged five more Covid-linked deaths with 257 fresh cases in 24 hours till Friday morning amid a continuous downtrend in the positivity rate.
The daily positivity rate slightly declined to 1.86 per cent from Thursday’s 1.91 per cent after testing 13,860 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Friday’s fatalities were higher than three deaths reported on Thursday with 327 cases.
The latest numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 29,105 while the caseload to 19, 49,055.
All the five deceased were men reported from Dhaka division.
Meanwhile, the mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.49 per cent.
The recovery rate rose to 95.31 per cent with the recovery of 2,399 more patients during the 24-hour period.
On January 28, Bangladesh logged its previous highest daily positivity rate at 33.37 per cent reporting 15,440 cases and 20 deaths.
On December 9 last year, Bangladesh logged zero Covid-related death after nearly three weeks.
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