Covid claims 5 more lives in Bangladesh, infects another 221

Bangladesh logged five more Covid-linked deaths and reported 221 fresh infections in 24 hours till Friday morning.

The daily-case positivity rate slightly increased to 1.28 per cent from Thursday’s 1.21 per cent.

The fresh numbers took the total fatalities to 27,912 while the country’s caseload mounted to 1,572,127, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

All the deceased were men.

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

The fresh cases were detected after testing 17,282 samples, said the DGHS.

Besides, the recovery rate remained unchanged at 97.71 per cent with the recovery of 219 more patients during the period.

On Thursday, the country saw just a single death from Covid-19 again which was the lowest in nearly 18 months along with 237 cases.

So far, 3,25,34,617 people have fully been vaccinated in the country while 5,11,21,705 received the first dose as of Thursday, according to the DGHS.

Source: United News of Bangladesh