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16 new Covid cases reported in 24hrs

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Published: 17:34, 27 November 2022   Update: 17:51, 27 November 2022
16 new Covid cases reported in 24hrs

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Bangladesh recorded 16 more positive cases of Covid-19 in a span of 24 hours until Sunday morning.

With the new numbers, the caseload rose to 2,036,527, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The total fatalities remained unchanged at 29,431 as no death was reported during this period.

The daily case test positivity dropped to 0.67 percent from Saturday’s 1.01 percent as 2,398 samples were tested during the period.

The mortality and the recovery rates remained unchanged at 1.45 percent and 97.50 percent, respectively.

The country reported its first zero Covid-related death in a single day on November 20 last year, along with 178 infections.

The health department recorded 40 deaths from the virus and 13,251 cases in September.

Bangladesh registered its highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year and daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 the same 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.