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3 Covid-19 deaths, 233 new cases

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Bangladesh reported three more Covid-linked deaths with 233 fresh cases in 24 hours till Sunday morning.

The daily positivity rate has increased to 1.88 per cent from Saturday’s 1.77 per cent after testing 12,348 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

In a press release, the DGHS said on Sunday afternoon that the deaths and cases on Sunday were higher than Friday that witnessed 3 more Covid-linked deaths with 198 fresh cases.

The latest numbers took the country’s total death toll to 29,111, while the caseload to 19,49,486.

Among the new deceased, two were women and one man.

Two of the deaths were reported from Dhaka division while another from Rajshahi division.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.49 per cent.

The recovery rate rose to 95.46 per cent with the recovery of 1,417 more patients during the 24-hour period.

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

On December 9 last year, Bangladesh logged zero Covid-related death after nearly three weeks.

The country reported first zero Covid-related death in a single day on November 20 last year along with 178 infections since the pandemic broke out in Bangladesh in March 2020.

Besides, the country registered the highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year, while the highest number of daily fatalities was 264 on August 10 last year.

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