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Bangladesh reports 48 new Covid cases, no death

Bangladesh logged 48 fresh Covid cases in 24 hours till Friday morning, taking the total caseload to 19,51,995.

As per the latest government data, the country’s total fatalities remained static at 29,123 as no death was reported during the period, for the 4th consecutive day.

The daily positivity rate slightly increased to 0.77 per cent from Thursday’s 0.65 per cent after testing 6,230 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

On Thursday, the number of infections was lower as 44 new cases were reported with no death.

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

The recovery rate rose to 96.69 per cent with the recovery of 660 more patients during the 24-hour period.

In March, the country reported 85 Covid-linked deaths and 8,000 new cases while 66,639 patients recovered from the disease, according to DGHS.

Among the 85 deaths during the period, 44 were unvaccinated patients, 11 were vaccinated with the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, 28 with the second dose and two with the third dose.

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.