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Bangladesh logs first death from Covid in January

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Published: 17:24, 28 January 2023   Update: 21:13, 28 January 2023
Bangladesh logs first death from Covid in January

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Bangladesh health authorities recorded this year’s first single death from coronavirus and 10 new related cases in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning, showing a downward trend in infection rate compared to that of the previous day.

The daily case positivity rate stood at 0.46 percent down from yesterday’s 0.85 percent, after testing 2,155 samples at 884 government-authorised laboratories in the country during the period.

With the updated data, the death toll from the virus remained static at 29,442 while the caseload stood at 20, 37, 516, said a handout of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The mortality rate of the virus declined to 1.44 percent while the recovery rate rose to 97.78 percent which was 97.77 percent a day ago, said the DGHS.

Meanwhile, some 215 persons recovered from the virus-related illness taking the total number of the recovery to 19, 92,224.

The lone male victim, aged between 41 and 50 years, breathed his last while he was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Sylhet division during the period.

The health authorities detected two cases of the virus in Dhaka division and eight cases in Rajshahi division at the same time.

Bangladesh registered its highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28, 2022 and daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 in 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, recorded 67, 57, 260 deaths so far caused by the virus and 67,46,29, 867 cases worldwide.