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No Covid death for 28 straight days, new cases 35 in 24hrs

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Published: 18:12, 19 May 2022   Update: 18:19, 19 May 2022
No Covid death for 28 straight days, new cases 35 in 24hrs

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Bangladesh registered no coronavirus-related death for 28 straight days and 35 new cases in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning, according to the health department.

The daily case positivity rate stood at 0.60 percent up from yesterday’s 0.44 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 97.30 percent during the period which was 97.29 percent a day ago.

With no new death reported during the period for the 28th consecutive day, the total fatalities from the virus unchanged at 29,127.

Besides, the caseload reached 19,53,138 with the new cases were detected after testing 5,001 samples at 879 government authorised laboratories during the period.

Some 216 patients were declared free from the infection, taking the total number of recovery to 19,00,354 as of Thursday.

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, 95, 221 deaths so far caused by the virus and 52, 52,16, 782 cases worldwide.

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