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Covid: Bangladesh reports 19 new cases, no death

Bangladesh reported 19 Covid cases in the 24 hours until Friday morning which took its total caseload to 1,952,766. The figure indicates that the infection has increased though the death still remains at zero level.

With no new Covid deaths reported during this period the country’s total fatalities from the pandemic remained unchanged at 29,127.

The daily test positivity rate rose to 0.55 per cent from Thursday’s 0.18 per cent as 3,456 samples were tested, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

On Thursday, the number of cases was lower as four cases and zero deaths were reported with the lowest positivity rate since the pandemic broke out here.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.49 percent. The recovery rate rose to 97.15 percent as 258 patients recovered during this period.

In April, the country reported only five Covid-linked deaths and 1,114 new cases, while 14,100 patients recovered from the disease, according to the DGHS.

Among the five deaths during the period, two were unvaccinated patients while three were vaccinated with two doses of the Covid vaccine.

The country reported its first zero Covid death in a single day on November 20 last year, along with 178 cases, since the pandemic broke out here in March 2020.

On January 28, Bangladesh logged its previous highest positivity rate of 33.37 percent.

The country registered its highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year and daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 in the same year.