Zero daily COVID-19 death reported for 2nd consecutive day in past four months

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Dhaka, Mar 16:Bangladesh today reported no COVID-19 death for second consecutive day in the past four months as the country recorded zero coronavirus death for first time in late November last year since the pandemic began on March 8, 2020.

“Zero COVID-19 death was posted for the first time on November 20, last year after the deadly virus was detected in the country,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) sources said.

The country today reported 182 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, it added.

“The country reported 1.38 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 13,179 samples were tested in the past 24 hours,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement.

In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and upazilas of the district is 105 while no Covid-19 death was reported during the period.

The official tally showed that the virus killed 29,112 people and infected 19,50,124 so far, the statement added.

The recovery count rose to 18,65,600 after another 1,192 patients were discharged from the dedicated hospitals during the past one day.

From the beginning of the pandemic, 95.67 percent Covid-19 patients recovered among the infected people while 1.49 percent died, the DGHS statistics showed.

As of March 15 data, among the total 29,112 fatalities, 12,791 occurred in Dhaka division, 5,861 in Chattogram, 2,141 in Rajshahi, 3,716 in Khulna, 982 in Barishal, 1,326 in Sylhet, 1,416 in Rangpur and 879 in Mymensingh divisions.