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24 more die as positivity rate stands at 9.31%

Covid in Bangladesh

Published: 00:00, 18 February 2022

24 more die as positivity rate stands at 9.31%

Staff Correspondent
Bangladesh logged 24 more Covid-linked deaths with 2,584 fresh cases in 24 hours till Friday morning amid a downtrend trend in cases.
The daily positivity rate declined to 9.31 per cent from Thursday’s 10.24 after testing 27,692 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
On Thursday, Bangladesh reported 20 Covid-linked deaths with 3,539 fresh cases
The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,931 while the caseload mounted to 19,29,158.
Among the new deceased, 17 were men and seven women.
Fourteen of the deaths were reported in Dhaka division while three each in Chattogram and Sylhet, two in Rajshahi, and one each in Khulna and Rangpur divisions.
Meanwhile, the mortality rate remained static at 1.50 per cent.
However, the recovery rate slightly rose to 90.08 per cent with the recovery of 9,988 more patients during the 24-hour period.
On January 28, Bangladesh logged its earlier highest daily positivity rate at 33.37 per cent reporting 15,440 cases and 20 deaths.
On December 9 last year, Bangladesh again logged zero Covid-related death after nearly three weeks as the pandemic was apparently showing signs of easing.
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.

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