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30 Covid deaths, 9,052 fresh cases

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Bangladesh reported 30 more Covid-linked deaths with 9,052 fresh cases in 24 hours till Friday morning.

The daily positivity rate further dropped to 22.95 percent from Thursday’s 25.86 per after testing 39,445 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

On Thursday, Bangladesh reported 33 Covid-linked deaths with 11,596 fresh cases.

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,494 while the caseload mounted to 1,835,776.

Among the new deceased, 19 were men and 11 women.

Seventeen deaths were reported in Dhaka division while five in Chattogram, three in Sylhet, two in each Rajshahi and Khulna, and one in Barishal divisions.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate remained the same as 1.55 per cent.

However, the recovery rate also declined to 86.04 per cent with the recovery of 6,282 more patients during the 24-hour period.

In January, the country reported 322 Covid-linked deaths and 2,13,294 new cases while 19,112 recovered from the disease, according to the DGHS.

On January 28, Bangladesh logged its earlier highest daily positivity rate at 33.37% reporting 15,440 cases and 20 deaths.

Bangladesh’s total tally of Omicron cases reached 69 with the detection of five more cases till January 23, according to GISAID, a global initiative on sharing all influenza data.

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