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Bangladesh reports first death from Covid after four days with 81 fresh cases

Bangladesh logged 81 fresh Covid cases in 24 hours with one death till Monday morning, after reporting no death for the last four days.

The fresh numbers took the country’s total caseload to 19, 51,363, while the death toll mounted to 29,119.

On Sunday, the number was lower as 43 new cases were reported with no death.

The daily positivity rate rose a bit to 0.86 per cent from Sunday’s 0.54 per cent after testing 9,397 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

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

The recovery rate rose to 96.28 per cent with the recovery of 993 more patients during the 24-hour period.

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