Dhaka, Sunday

26 June 2022

Business Insider Bangladesh

Covid claims one life, positivity rate crosses 10% in 24hrs

BI Report || BusinessInsider

Published: 16:54, 20 June 2022   Update: 17:16, 20 June 2022
Covid claims one life, positivity rate crosses 10% in 24hrs

Business Insider Bangladesh image

Bangladesh health authorities recorded one death of coronavirus and 873 new related cases in the last 24 hours till Monday morning, according to the health department.

The case positivity rate stood at 10.87 percent up from Sunday’s 7.38 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 declined to 97.38 percent which was 97.42 percent a day ago, said the handout.

According to the updated official figures, the death toll rose to 29,132 while the caseload mounted to 19,57,200 as of Monday.

The new cases were detected after testing 8,028 samples at 880 government authorised laboratories in the country during the period.

Meanwhile, some 92 people recovered from the infection, taking the total number of recovery to 19,05,899.

The lone male victim aged between 61 and 70 years breathed his last while undergoing treatment at a public hospital in Dhaka during the 24 hours period.

Of the new cases, 810 people found positive of the virus in Dhaka division, 46 in Chattogram, six in Rajshahi, five in Barishal, four in Khulna and one each in Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions.

In May, the country reported only four Covid-linked deaths and 816 new cases, while 7,356 patients recovered from the disease.

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, 40, 987 deaths so far caused by the virus and, 54, 43, 68, 282 cases worldwide.