Covid-19: 17 more die, 518 newly infected


Dhaka, Oct 13: Covid-19 claimed 17 more lives in Bangladesh and infected 518 others in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

With the fresh numbers, the Covid-19 fatalities reached 27,730 in Bangladesh while the caseload mounted to 15,64,019, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The fresh cases were detected after testing 22,153 samples.

With this, the daily-case positivity rate decreased slightly to 2.34% percent from Tuesday’s 2.35%, said the DGHS.

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

During this period, 505 more patients have recovered from this virus acros the country.

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