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Covid positivity rate surges to 15.42%

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Published: 17:01, 27 September 2022   Update: 17:13, 27 September 2022
Covid positivity rate surges to 15.42%

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Bangladesh sees a fresh surge in infection rate of coronavirus as the health authorities recorded 737 new cases of the virus in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning, according to the health department.

The daily cases positivity rate saw a 1.85 percentage point hike from Monday’s 15.42 percent, according to a handout of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Meanwhile, the health authorities also recorded a single death from the virus during the 24 hours period, said the DGHS.

With the updated data, the death toll rose to 29,360 while the caseload to 20,23,145 as of Tuesday.

The new cases were detected after testing 4,781 samples at 881 government authorised laboratories in the country during the 24 hours period.

Meanwhile, some 411 people recovered from the virus-related illness taking the total number of recovery to 19,63,719.

The lone victim was female and she was aged between 61 and 70 years and she breather her last while undergoing treatment at a public hospital in Rangpur.

The health authorities also detected 560 cases in Dhaka, 21 in Mymensingh, 35 in Chattogram, 42 in Rajshahi, 29 in Rangpur, 23 in Khulna, 18 in Barishal and nine in Sylhet divisions.

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, 41, 917 deaths so far caused by the virus and 62, 08, 05, 714 cases worldwide.