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Bangladesh sees zero Covid death

Bangladesh reported zero Covid death and 273 new cases in the 24 hours to Friday morning.

While the country’s total fatalities remained unchanged at 29,315, the new number took its caseload to 2,009,697, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily case test positivity rate fell to 3.32 percent from Thursday’s 3.52 percent as 2,763 samples were tested.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 percent and the recovery rate at 97.18 percent.

In July, the country reported 142 Covid-linked deaths and 31,422 cases, the highest monthly death toll and caseload since March this year.

Bangladesh 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.