Bangladesh logged 38 more Covid-linked deaths with 9,369 fresh cases in 24 hours till Monday morning.
The daily positivity rate slightly declined to 21.07 from Sunday’s 21.50 per cent after testing 44,471 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The number of deaths is highest in nearly six months as the country last recorded 43 deaths on September 19, last year with 1,383 cases and the daily positivity rate at 5.62 per cent.
On Sunday, Bangladesh reported 29 more Covid-linked deaths with 8,345 fresh cases.
The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,627while the caseload mounted to 1,870,901.
Of the 226 deaths recorded from January 31 to February 6, some 28.8 per cent received Covid vaccines while 71.2 per cent did not, the DGHS mentioned.
Comorbidities among the deceased patients declined 9.7 per cent this week compared to the previous one. Comorbidity means the simultaneous presence of two or more diseases or medical conditions in a patient.
Among the new deceased, 28 were men and 10 women.
Sixteen of the deaths were reported in Dhaka division while six in Chattogram, five each in Rajshahi,and Khulna, three in Sylhet, two in Mymensingh, and one in Rangpur divisions.
Meanwhile, the mortality rate declined to 1.53 per cent.
However, the recovery rate slightly increased to 86.16 per cent with the recovery of 9,507 more patients during the 24-hour period.
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 per cent reporting 15,440 cases and 20 deaths.
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.