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20 Covid deaths, 415 new cases

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Covid-19 killed 20 more people in Bangladesh and infected 415 others in 24 hours till Saturday morning.

On Friday, the single-day death toll fell to seven, the lowest in eight months, as the country reported 645 cases on the day.

With the fresh numbers, the Covid-19 fatalities reached 27,674 in Bangladesh while the caseload mounted to 1,561,878, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), UNB reports.

The fresh cases were detected after testing 16,925 samples.

With this, the daily-case positivity rate declined slightly to 2.45 percent from Friday’s 2.77 percent, said the DGHS.

Recording below 5 percent positivity rate for 16 consecutive days, Bangladesh has earned the eligibility for mass unlocking, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) standards.

However, the country eased its lockdown restrictions on August 11, even though public health experts warned of Delta variant’s spread.

However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77 percent.

The recovery rate slightly rose to 97.52 percent with the recovery of 543 more patients during this time.

So far, 1,523,134 people have recovered from the deadly virus infections, the DGHS added.

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