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Bangladesh logs another 3 Covid-related deaths, 197 fresh infections

The Covid-19 fatality rate in Bangladesh decreased with health authorities reporting three more deaths and 197 infections in 24 hours till Friday morning.

The daily-case positivity rate slightly decreased to 1.12 per cent from Thursday’s 1.32 per cent.

However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.78 per cent.

The fresh cases were detected after testing 17,446 samples, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

With the fresh numbers, the Covid-19 fatalities reached 27,890 while the caseload climbed to 15,70,681, according to the DGHS.

Also, the recovery rate remained unchanged at 97.70 per cent with the recovery of 178 more patients during the period.

So far, 30,208,700 people have fully been vaccinated in the country while 43,101,199 received the first dose as of Wednesday, according to the DGHS.

Meanwhile, the campaign to vaccinate the school students of the 12-17 age group began in Dhaka on Monday.

The vaccination campaign will be conducted at eight centres in the capital although it was scheduled to begin at 12 centres in the city. Other centres did not get approval due to lack of adequate facilities.

Source: United News of Bangladesh