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Saturday, November 27, 2021

7 Covid deaths, 645 new cases

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh claimed seven more lives, the lowest since March 11, and infected 645 others in 24 hours till Friday morning.

The single-day daily death toll is the lowest since March 17 this year when the country recorded 11 Covid-related deaths.

The fresh cases were detected after testing 23,302 samples which have slightly increased the daily-case positivity rate to 2.77 per cent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The fresh numbers took the total fatalities to 27,654 while the caseload mounted to 15,61,463, said the DGHS.

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

In Bangladesh, the daily-case positivity rate reached its peak 32.55 per cent on July 24 this year.

The fresh numbers took the total fatalities to 27,654 while the caseload mounted to 15,61,463, the DGHS.

However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77 per cent.

The recovery rate slightly increased to 97.51 per cent with the recovery of 814 more patients during this time.

So far, 15,22,591 people have recovered from the deadly virus infections, the DGHS added.

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