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Bangladesh sees 7 Covid deaths, 1,072 new cases

Bangladesh recorded seven more Covid-linked deaths with 1,072 cases in 24 hours till Monday morning.

With the latest figures, the country’s total fatalities reached 29,241 while the caseload 1,997,412, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of the deceased, four were men and three were women. The deceased were from Dhaka, Chattogram, Khulna and Sylhet divisions.

The daily case positivity rate declined to 9.77 per cent from Sunday’s 11.12 per cent as 10,974 samples were tested.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 per cent. The recovery rate rose to 96.47 per cent from Sunday’s 96.42 per cent.

In June, the country reported 18 Covid-linked deaths and 20,201 new cases, according to the DGHS.

Bangladesh reported its first zero Covid death on November 20 last year since the pandemic broke out here in March 2020.

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.