Covid-19: Positivity rate reaches eight- week high
The Covid-19 positivity rate reached an eight-week high of 10.55 percent in the 24 hours till 8:00am yesterday, according to the health directorate.
The last time the daily positivity rate was higher than yesterday's was on July 20, with 12.2 percent after 9,047 samples tested across the country were positive.
Yesterday, 435 people were positive after 4,122 samples were tested, according to a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services.
The positivity rate was 9.23 percent the previous day.
One male aged between 41 and 50 years died with Covid-19 at a Chattogram hospital yesterday, taking the total Covid-19 deaths in the country to 29,335.
Meanwhile, 230 patients have recovered.
Experts said the latest spike in cases and positivity rate could be a result of the dominance of a new subvariant of Omicron called BA.2.75.
Scientists at the Genome Centre at Jashore University of Science and Technology last week confirmed that they have found three patients infected with this highly transmissible subvariant.
Currently, this subvariant has been dominating novel coronavirus infections worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.