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Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 22 cases, Zero death

Bangladesh registered 22 new Covid cases in 24 hours till Thursday morning taking the country’s total caseload to 1,953,563.

The country’s total fatalities remained unchanged at 29,131 as no death was reported during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily test positivity rate dropped to 0.42 per cent from Wednesday’s 0.63 percent as 5,225 samples were tested.

The country on Wednesday saw 34 cases with zero death.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.49 percent. The recovery rate rose to 97.43 percent as 268 patients recovered during this period.

In May, the country reported only four Covid-linked deaths and 816 new cases, while 7,356 patients recovered from the disease, according to the DGHS.

Among the four deaths during the period, one was vaccinated with single dose of Covid vaccine while three were vaccinated with two doses.

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 per cent.

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.

Vaccination Campaign

A week-long booster dose campaign kicked off on Saturday, aiming to inoculate over one crore people across the country.

“The campaign began at 9am on Saturday. It will continue till June 10,” said Dr Shamsul Haque, director of the Corona Vaccination Campaign of the Health Services Division.

The government has taken this initiative to cover over one crore people though nearly four crore citizens are waiting to get the booster dose, he said.

Alongside the booster dose campaign, the regular activities of administering Covid jabs are on.