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23 Covid deaths, 694 fresh cases

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Covid-19 claimed 23 more lives in Bangladesh with 694 new cases being detected in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

On Monday, the country saw 18 Covid-related deaths and 794 cases.

The fresh cases were detected after testing 25,499 samples which brought down the daily case positivity rate to 2.72 percent from Monday’s 3.19 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services, UNB reports.

The daily case positivity rate in the country remained below 5 percent for the 13th consecutive day.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), if the daily-case positivity rate remains at 5 percent or below for 14 days it is considered to be safe for mass unlocking.

The daily case positivity rate in Bangladesh reached its peak 32.55 percent on July 24 this year and the country reported the lowest 0.65 percent on March 30, 2020.

The fresh numbers took the total fatalities to 27,614 while the caseload mounted to 15,59,452, said the DGHS.

However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77 percent.=

The recovery rate remained unchanged at 97.49 percent with the recovery of 708 more patients during the 24-hour period.

So far, 15,20,296 people have recovered from the deadly virus infections, the DGHS added.

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