Covid in Bangladesh: 14 more die, 543 others infected


Dhaka, Oct 12: Covid-19 claimed 14 more lives in Bangladesh and infected 543 others in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

With the fresh numbers, the Covid-19 fatalities reached 27,713 in Bangladesh while the caseload mounted to 15,63,501, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of the latest deceased, four were women and 10 men. Six of them died in Dhaka division, four in Chattogram, two in Khulna and one each in Barishal and Rangpur divisions.

Bangladesh logged seven Covid-19 deaths on October 8, the lowest since March 17 this year when the country recorded 11 such deaths.

The fresh cases were detected after testing 22,924 samples.

With this, the daily-case positivity rate decreased slightly to 2.35% percent from Monday’s 2.58%, said the DGHS.

Bangladesh recorded below 3% daily-positivity rate in February this year. However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77%.

However, the recovery rate increased slightly to 97.55% with 701 more patients getting cured during the period from Monday’s 97.53%.

So far, 15,25,168 people have recovered from the deadly virus infections, the DGHS added.