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3 Covid deaths, 205 fresh cases

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Bangladesh reported three more Covid-linked deaths along with 205 fresh cases in 24 hours till Sunday morning.

With the latest cases, the daily-case positivity rate declined to 1.03 per cent from Saturday’s 1.15 per cent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

With the fresh numbers, the total fatalities rose to 27,978 while the caseload mounted to 15,75,784.

Among the deceased, one was a woman and two men. Two of the deceased were from Dhaka division while the remaining one from Chattogram division.

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

The fresh cases were detected after testing 19,525 samples, the DGHS added.

Besides, the recovery rate increased to 97.75 per cent with the recovery of 299 more patients during the 24-hour period.

On November 20, Bangladesh logged this year’s first zero Covid-linked deaths with 178 cases.

So far, 3,61,88,968 people have fully been vaccinated in the country while 5,88,72,031 received the first dose as of Saturday, according to the DGHS.

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