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Covid-19: Bangladesh logs 8 more deaths, 529 new cases

Bangladesh reported eight more Covid-linked deaths with 529 fresh cases in 24 hours till Sunday morning.

The daily positivity rate slightly increased to 2.63 per cent from Saturday’s 2.11 per cent after testing 20,062 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

On Saturday, Bangladesh reported 13 more Covid-linked deaths with 368 fresh cases.

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 29,085 while the caseload to 19,47,266.

Among the new deceased, six were men and two women.

Four of the deaths were reported from Dhaka division while two each from Chattogram and Khulna divisions.

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

However, the recovery rate rose to 94.66 per cent with the recovery of 3,340 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