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Covid-19: Positivity rate rises to 11.03%, One more dies

21 June 2022
Covid-19: Positivity rate rises to 11.03%, One more dies

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Online Desk :

Bangladesh registered one Covid-linked death day with 874 fresh cases in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.


This is the second Covid-linked death of the current month.


The daily-case positivity rate rose to 11.03 per cent from Monday’s 10.87 per cent as 7,893 samples were tested during the period.


The country’s total caseload rose to 1,958,074 while the total fatalities reached 29,133 with the new numbers, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).


The deceased was a man, aged 71-80, hailing from Dhaka division.


The mortality rate remained static at 1.49 per cent. The recovery rates declined to 97.34 per cent from Monday’s 97.38 per cent as 84 patients recovered during this period.


On Monday, the country logged the first Covid-linked death in the current month with 873 cases. The previous death was recorded on May 30.


In May, the country reported only four Covid-linked deaths and 816 new cases, while 7,356 patients recovered from the disease, according to the DGHS.


Among the four deaths during the period, one was vaccinated with single dose of Covid vaccine while three were vaccinated with two doses.


The country reported its first zero Covid death in a single day on November 20 last year, along with 178 cases, since the pandemic broke out here in March 2020.


On January 28, Bangladesh logged its previous highest positivity rate of 33.37 per cent.


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.

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