Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 557 fresh cases with another death

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Dhaka, Jan 02: Bangladesh logged another Covid-linked deaths with 557 fresh infections in 24 hours till Sunday morning.

With the detection of the fresh cases after testing 19,130 samples, the daily-case positivity rate rose to 2.91 per cent from Saturday’s 2.43 per cent during the period, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The fresh numbers reported until Sunday morning, took the country’s total fatalities to 28,077 while the caseload mounted to 15,86,466.

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

Besides, the recovery rate declined to 97.67 per cent with the recovery of 253 more patients during the 24-hour period.

Bangladesh reported daily Covid cases above 500 after two months on December 30 and 31.

On October 13, the country logged 518 new Covid cases with 17 deaths.

Meanwhile, three more Covid cases of the Omicron variant have been detected in Bangladesh, raising the total tally to 10 till Friday, according to GISAID, a global initiative on sharing all influenza data.

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 10 this year, while the highest daily caseload was 16,230 on July 28 this year.