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18 Covid cases reported in 24hrs, no death for 23 straight days

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Published: 16:12, 13 May 2022   Update: 16:36, 13 May 2022
18 Covid cases reported in 24hrs, no death for 23 straight days

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Bangladesh recorded 18 more new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours till Friday morning while saw no related death for the last 23 straight days, according to the health department.

The daily case positivity rate dropped to 0.45 percent from Thursday’s 0.89 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a handout this afternoon.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.49 percent while the recovery rate rose to 97.23 percent during the period which was 97.22 percent in the corresponding period.

With no new death reported during the period for the 23rd consecutive day, the total fatalities from the virus unchanged at 29,127.

Besides, the caseload reached 19,52,957 with the new cases were detected after testing 4004 samples at 879 government authorised laboratories during the period.

Some 327 patients were declared free from the infection, taking the total number of recovery to 18,98,930 as of Friday.

The country reported its first zero Covid-related death in a single day on November 20 last year, along with 178 infections.

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

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.

Since the outbreak of the virus at Wuhan province in China in 2019, the health authorities in Bangladesh confirmed the first case on March 8, 2020 and the first death on March 18 in the same year.

Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics, has so far recorded 62, 82, 849 deaths so far caused by the virus and 51, 98, 76, 272 cases worldwide.