Covid kills 4 more in Bangladesh; positivity rate falls to 1.05%

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Dhaka, Dec 15: Bangladesh reported four more Covid-related deaths with 297 fresh cases in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

With the latest cases, the daily-case positivity rate declined to 1.05 per cent from Tuesday’s 1.29 per cent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The total fatalities rose to 28,038 while the caseload mounted to 15,80,302 with the fresh ones.

Three of the latest deceased were men and one was a woman. Each fatality was reported from Dhaka, Khulna, Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77 per cent during the period.

The fresh cases were detected after testing 28,317 samples, said the DGHS.

Besides, the recovery rate remained static at 97.76 per cent with the recovery of 269 more patients during the 24-hour period.

On December 9, Bangladesh again logged zero Covid-related death after nearly three weeks as the pandemic is apparently showing signs of easing.

The country reported this year’s first zero Covid-related death in a single day on November 20 along with 178 infections since the pandemic broke out in Bangladesh in March 2020.

Bangladesh reported the highest number of daily fatalities of 264 on August 5 this year, while the highest daily caseload was 16,230 on July 28 this year.

So far, 4,41,62,695 people have fully been vaccinated in the country while 6,74,70,049 received the first dose as of Tuesday, according to the DGHS.

Among them, 2,70,304 students, aged from 12-17, have fully been vaccinated while 15,88,886 students received the first dose so far.