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Covid claims 36 more lives, positivity rate 4.76%

22 September 2021
Covid claims 36 more lives, positivity rate 4.76%

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Online Desk :

Covid-19 claimed 36 more lives and infected 1,376 others in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.
The latest cases were detected after testing 28,736 samples showing a slight increase in the daily case positivity rate from Tuesday’s 4.69 percent to 4.79 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
On Tuesday, the country witnessed the lowest case positivity rate in around six months.
According to DGHS, the fresh number of deaths took the country’s total Covid-19 fatalities to 27,313 while the caseload mounted to 15,47,176.
Besides, the mortality rate slightly increased to 1.77 percent from 1.76 percent.
Besides, the recovery rate also increased to 97.34 with the recovery of 1,427 patients during the period.
So far, 15,06,136 people have recovered from the deadly virus infections, it added.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that the daily case positivity rate should remain at 5% or below for 14 days before mass unlocking.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh eased its lockdown restrictions on August 11, even though public health experts warned of Delta variant spread.
On September 12, after nearly 18 months, primary, secondary and higher secondary schools in Bangladesh reopened with a slew of Covid-safety protocols in place.

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