Country logs highest ever positivity rate

20 more die from Covid, 15,440 new infections reported in a day

The country reported 20 more Covid-linked deaths with 15,440 fresh cases in 24 hours till yesterday morning.

The daily positivity rate rose to highest-ever 33.37 percent after testing 46,292 samples, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

On Thursday, the positivity rate was 31.98 percent.

The country's previous highest daily positivity rate (32.55 percent) was logged on July 24 last year.

On Thursday, the country reported 15 Covid-related deaths and 15,807 fresh cases.

The fresh numbers took the country's total Covid fatalities to 28,308 while the caseload went up to 1,762,771.

Among the 20 deceased, 12 were women and eight men.

Five deaths were reported in Dhaka division while nine in Chattogram, two each in Rajshahi and Sylhet and one each in Barishal and Mymensingh divisions.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate further declined to 1.61 percent.

The recovery rate also dropped to 88.63 percent with the recovery of 1,326 more patients during the 24-hour period.

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

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

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


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