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Daily Covid positivity rate rises again, 36 more die


Published : 05 Feb 2022 09:51 PM | Updated : 06 Feb 2022 02:11 PM

Bangladesh registered 36 more deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours till 8am Saturday. The total number of deaths has reached to 28,560 with the latest figure. 

The country recorded 8,359 new infections in the meantime taking the total number of people infected to 1,853,187, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Saturday.

The current positivity rate stands 23.83 percent and the overall positivity rate stands at 14.61 percent.

In addition, the death rate now stands at 1.54 percent in the country, added the release.

Among the deaths, Dhaka counted the highest number of 25 fatalities followed by three in Khulna, two each in Chattogram, Rangpur, and Mymensingh, and one each in Rajshahi and Sylhet divisions. 

A total of 35,074 samples were tested across the country till 8am Saturday.

Some 7,017 Covid-19 patients have recovered during this period. A total of 1,594,391 people have recovered from the virus so far and the recovery rate stands at 86.04 percent.

As of Saturday, 5,745,840 people died of Covid-19 across the world and 392,026,921 have been infected so far, according to Worldometer.

In January, the country reported 322 Covid-linked deaths and 2,13,294 new cases while 19,112 recovered from the disease, according to the DGHS.

On January 28, Bangladesh logged its earlier highest daily positivity rate at 33.37% reporting 15,440 cases and 20 deaths.

Bangladesh’s total tally of Omicron cases reached 69 with the detection of five more cases till January 23, according to GISAID, a global initiative on sharing all influenza data.

On December 9 last year, Bangladesh again logged zero Covid-related death after nearly three weeks as the pandemic was apparently showing signs of easing.

The country reported this year’s first zero Covid-related death in a single day on November 20 last year along with 178 infections since the pandemic broke out in Bangladesh in March 2020.

Besides, the country registered the highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year, while the highest number of daily fatalities was 264 on August 10 last year.

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