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One dies from Covid, new cases 32 in last 24hrs

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Published: 17:52, 7 December 2022  
One dies from Covid, new cases 32 in last 24hrs

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Bangladesh health authorities recorded one death from coronavirus and 32 fresh cases in the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning, according to the health department.

With the updated data, the death toll of the virus stood at 29,436 while the caseload stood at 20,36, 717, said a handout of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily case positivity rate stood at 0.99 percent up from Tuesday’s 0.60 percent, after testing 3,247 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 70 persons recovered from the virus-related illness taking the total number of the recovery to 19,86,280.

lone female victim aged between 61 and 70 years breathed her last while undergoing treatment at a public hospital in Sylhet during the period.

Besides, the health authorities detected 26 cases in Dhaka and six cases 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.

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, 50, 289 deaths so far caused by the virus and 65, 11, 48, 445 cases worldwide.