Medical &Health

Covid claims 3 more lives in Bangladesh, infects 198 others

Bangladesh logged three more Covid-linked deaths with 198 fresh cases in 24 hours till Saturday morning amid a continuous downtrend in the positivity rate.

The daily positivity rate slightly declined to 1.77 per cent from Friday’s 1.86 per cent after testing 11,183 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The fatalities and cases on Saturday were lower than Friday that witnessed four deaths with 257 cases.

The latest numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 29,108 while the caseload to 19, 49,253.

The death of the three people, all men, were reported from Dhaka, Rajshahi, and Barishal divisions.

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

The recovery rate rose to 95.39 per cent with the recovery of 1,821 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