Covid-19: Bangladesh reports only one death; positivity rate rises to 1.39%

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Dhaka, Dec 21:  Bangladesh reported one more Covid-linked death with the health authorities logging 291 fresh cases in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

The detection of the new cases after testing 20,761 samples took the daily-case positivity rate to 1.39 per cent during the period, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

With the fresh numbers, the total fatalities rose to 28,051 while the caseload mounted to 15,81,634.

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

Besides, the recovery rate remained steady at 97.75 per cent with the recovery of 264 more patients during the 24-hour period.

On December 9, Bangladesh again logged zero Covid-related death after nearly three weeks as the pandemic was 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.