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Bangladesh sees zero Covid death for 19th straight day

No Covid-related death was reported in Bangladesh in 24 hours until Monday morning.

With this, the country witnessed zero Covid death for the 19th consecutive day and the total fatalities from the pandemic remained unchanged at 29,127.

Thirty new Covid cases were recorded during the period which took the total caseload to 1,952,829.

The daily test positivity rate slightly dropped to 0.40 per cent from Sunday’s 0.41 per cent as 7,413 samples were tested, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

On Sunday, the number of cases was lower as 23 new cases were reported.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.49 percent. The recovery rate rose to 97.18 percent as 272 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.