Covid infects 30, claims no death reported in 24hrs
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Bangladesh health authorities registered 30 new cases of coronavirus and no related death in the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning, according to the health department.
The daily case positivity rate stood at 0.65 percent down from yesterday’s 0.79 percent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a handout this afternoon.
With the new data, the mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.49 percent while the recovery rate rose to 97.35 percent during the period which was 97.34 percent a day ago.
The total fatalities from the pandemic remained unchanged at 29,130 while the caseload rose to 19,53,328, said the DGHS.
On Saturday, the country saw one death from Covid-19 after a month as the last death was logged on April 20 with 16 new cases.
The new cases were detected after testing 4,616 samples at 789 government authorised laboratories in the country.
Meanwhile, some 215 patients were declared free from the infection, taking the total number of recovery to 19,01,600.
Of them, 22 people were found positive in Dhaka division, four in Mymensingh, three in Chattogram and one in Khulna divisions during the period.
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 63, 04, 145 deaths so far caused by the virus and 52, 91, 73, 757 cases worldwide.