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Bangladesh logs one Covid death after six days, new cases 44

Bangladesh reported one Covid-linked death after seeing zero death for six consecutive days with 44 fresh cases in 24 hours till Monday morning.

As per the latest government data, the country’s total fatalities rose to 29,124 while the caseload mounted to 19,52,109.

The daily positivity rate slightly declined to 0.71 per cent from Monday’s 0.80 per cent after testing 6,234 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

On Sunday, the number of infections was lower as 42 new cases were reported with no death.

Besides, the mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.49 per cent.

The recovery rate rose to 96.78 per cent with the recovery of 590 more patients during the 24-hour period.

In March, the country reported 85 Covid-linked deaths and 8,000 new cases while 66,639 patients recovered from the disease, according to DGHS.

Among the 85 deaths during the period, 44 were unvaccinated patients, 11 were vaccinated with the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, 28 with the second dose and two with the third dose.

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.

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

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