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One Covid-linked death, 678 new cases recorded in 24hrs

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Published: 16:07, 22 September 2022   Update: 18:16, 22 September 2022
One Covid-linked death, 678 new cases recorded in 24hrs

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Bangladesh health authorities recorded one more death from coronavirus and 678 new related cases in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning, according to the health department.

The daily case positivity rate stood at 14.13 percent down from Wednesday’s 14.73 percent, according to a handout of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

With the updated data, the death toll of the virus rose to 29,346 while the caseload to 20,20,148, said the DGHS.

The new cases were detected after testing 4,798 samples at 881 government authorised laboratories in the country at the same time.

Meanwhile, some 339 patients recovered from the virus, taking the total number of recovery to 19,61,819 as of Thursday.

The Covid-19 dashboard shows that the mortality rate of the virus remained static at 1.45 percent while the recovery rate declined to 97.11 percent which was 97.13 percent on Wednesday.

The lone victim was male and he was aged between 61 and 70 years. He breathed his last while undergoing treatment at a government hospital in Dhaka.

The health authorities also detected 565 cases in Dhaka, 17 in Mymensingh, 26 in Chattogram, 35 in Rajshahi, seven each in Rangpur and Khulna divisions, 11 in Barishal and 10 in Sylhet 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 in 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 of the same year.

Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics, has recorded 65, 35, 018 deaths so far caused by the virus and 61, 87, 73, 817 cases worldwide.