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Bangladesh reports one Covid death, 69 new cases

Bangladesh logged 69 fresh Covid cases with one death in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

The fresh numbers took the country’s total caseload to 19,51,432, while the death toll mounted to 29,120.

On Monday, the number of infections was higher as 81 new cases were reported with one death.

The daily positivity rate declined a bit to 0.75 per cent from Sunday’s 0.86 per cent after testing 9,281 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The lone death was reported from Dhaka Division and the deceased was a man aged between 61-70.

Besides, the mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.49 per cent.

The recovery rate rose to 96.32 per cent with the recovery of 747 more patients during the 24-hour period.

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

On January 28, Bangladesh logged its previous highest daily positivity rate at 33.37 per cent reporting 15,440 cases and 20 deaths.

Besides, the country registered the highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year, while the highest number of daily fatalities was 264 on August 10 last year.