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Covid infects 22 persons, no death in last 24hrs

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Published: 16:53, 6 December 2022  
Covid infects 22 persons, no death in last 24hrs

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Bangladesh health authorities recorded 22 fresh cases of coronavirus with zero death in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning, according to the health department.

With the updated data, the death toll of the virus remained static at 29,435 while the caseload stood at 20,36, 685, said a handout of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily case positivity rate stood at 0.60 percent down from Monday’s 0.96 percent, after testing 3,670 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.

Meanwhile, some 32 persons recovered from the virus-related illness taking the total number of the recovery to 19,86,210.

Besides, the health authorities detected 17 cases in Dhaka, two in Mymensingh and three cases in Rajshahi 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.

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, 48, 340 deaths so far caused by the virus and 65, 05, 75, 604 cases worldwide.