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Covid claims one life, infects 26 in 24hrs

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Published: 17:00, 5 December 2022   Update: 19:54, 5 December 2022
Covid claims one life, infects 26 in 24hrs

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Bangladesh health authorities recorded one death from coronavirus and 26 fresh cases in the last 24 hours till Monday morning, according to the health department.

With the updated data, the death toll rose to 29,435 while the caseload stood at 20,36, 663, said a handout of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily case positivity rate stood at 0.96 up from yesterday’s 0.68 percent, after testing 2,706 samples at 883 government authorised laboratories in the country during the period.

The mortality and recovery rates of the virus remained static at 1.45 percent and 97.52 percent respectively, said the DGHS.

The lone male victim aged between 51 and 60 years breathed his last while undergoing treatment at a government hospital in Sylhet division.

Meanwhile, some 71 persons recovered from the virus-related illness taking the total number of the recovery to 19,86,178.

Besides, the health authorities detected 25 cases in Dhaka and one case in Rajshahi divisions.

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.

Worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics, has recorded 66, 46, 740 deaths so far caused by the virus and 65, 00, 96, 764 cases worldwide.