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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

4 Covid deaths, 234 fresh cases

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Bangladesh recorded four more Covid-linked deaths and 234 fresh infections in 24 hours until Monday morning.

The daily-case positivity rate slightly increased to 1.32 per cent from Sunday’s 1.14 per cent.

The fresh numbers took the total fatalities to 27,926 while the country’s caseload mounted to 15,72,735, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

All four deceased were men.

Dhaka division and Rajshahi division logged one Covid-linked death each today while Chattogram division reported two on Monday, said the DGHS.

However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.78 per cent.

The fresh cases were detected after testing 17,877 samples, the DGHS added.

Besides, the recovery rate remained unchanged at 97.71 per cent with the recovery of 229 more patients during the 24-hour period.

On the 45th epidemiological week of pandemic, of the 27 deaths recorded from November 08 to November 14, 11.1 per cent received Covid vaccines while 88.9 per cent did not, the DGHS added.

Comorbidities among Covid patients and deceased declined 11.1 per cent this week compared to the previous week. Comorbidity means the simultaneous presence of two or more diseases or medical conditions in a patient.

So far, 3,31,43,905 people have fully been vaccinated in the country while 5,16,11,401 received the first dose as of Sunday, according to the DGHS.

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