Bangladesh reports 6 more Covid deaths
Bangladesh logged six more Covid-19-linked deaths and 4,378 new cases in 24 hours preceding 8:00am yesterday as the deadly infections keep rising in the country.
With the fresh cases reported after testing 30,366 samples, the daily positivity rate surged to 14.66 percent, up from Thursday's 12.03 percent, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
On August 26 last year, the country reported 4,698 Covid cases along with 102 deaths. The positivity rate was 13.77 percent that day.
The latest numbers took the country's total fatalities to 28,129 while the caseload went up to 1,609,042.
Among the six deceased, two were men and four women. The mortality rate remained static at 1.75 percent during the 24-hour period.
The recovery rate slightly declined to 96.47 percent with the recovery of 351 more patients during the same period.
In Bagerhat, 15 people were fined Tk 21,300 by a mobile court on Thursday for violating hygiene rules.
A total of five mobile courts operated in the district to ensure that health safety rules were followed, Bagerhat Assistant Commissioner and Executive Magistrate Azizul Kabir said yesterday.
The magistrate operated mobile courts in different areas of Bagerhat town on Thursday evening and fined people for not wearing masks.
Free masks were also distributed among the people.The government has imposed some restrictions since Thursday to contain Covid surge.