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Covid zero death, 665 more cases recorded in 24hrs

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Published: 15:59, 28 September 2022   Update: 16:17, 28 September 2022
Covid zero death, 665 more cases recorded in 24hrs

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Bangladesh health authorities recorded zero death from coronavirus and 665 fresh cases in the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning, according to the health department.

The daily case positivity rate declined to 14.07 percent from Tuesday’s 15.42 percent, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

With the updated data, the death toll remained static at 29,360 while the caseload mounted to 20,23,145 as of Wednesday.

The health authorities found the new cases after testing 4,728 samples at 881 government authorised laboratories in the country during the 24 hours period.

Meanwhile, some 428 patients recovered from the virus-related illness taking the total number of recovery to 19,64,147, said the DGHS handout.

The mortality rate of the virus remained unchanged at 1.45 percent while the recovery rate dropped to 97.05 percent from Tuesday’s 97.06 percent.

The health authorities also detected 530 cases in Dhaka, 19 in Mymensingh, 38 in Chattogram, 24 in Rajshahi, two in Rangpur, 20 in Khulna, 14 in Barishal and 18 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, 43, 152 deaths so far caused by the virus and 62, 13, 34, 527 cases worldwide.