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Bangladesh sees zero Covid death, new cases 262 in 24hrs

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Published: 16:33, 9 December 2021   Update: 16:57, 9 December 2021
Bangladesh sees zero Covid death, new cases 262 in 24hrs

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Bangladesh saw zero daily Covid-linked death along with 262 new case of the virus in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning.

The daily fatality and infection rates of the virus declined to 1.77 percent from Wednesday’s 1.78 percent and 1.22 percent from Wednesday’s 1.35 percent respectively in the 24 hours period.

However, the recovery rate of the virus remained static at 97.78 percent at the same time, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a handout this afternoon.

With the updated numbers, the total fatalities of the virus rose to 28,016 while the caseload stood at 15,78,550 in the country so far, according to the DGHS.

The fresh cases were detected after testing 21,896 samples at 848 government authorised laboratories in the country amid the growing concern over outbreak of the new ‘Omicron’ variant of coronavirus.

Besides, some 287 patients were declared free from the virus at the same time, taking the total number of recovery to 15,43,491.

Bangladesh logged this year’s first zero Covid related deaths with 178 cases on November 20.

The country last witnessed an upswing in fatalities reaching its peak on August 5 and 10 when 264 deaths were recorded.

During mid-January to the first week of March, 2021 the infection rate remained below five percent and from the last week of March 2021, the infection and death toll gradually increased that led to the start of the second wave of Covid-19 in the country.

The first case of coronavirus was reported on March 8 in 2020 and the first death caused by the virus on March 18 in the same year in Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics, has recorded 52, 98,095 deaths so far caused by the virus and 26, 82, 26, 835 cases worldwide.