Bangladesh registered seven more Covid-linked deaths with 3,447 more infections in 24 hours till Satur-day morning.
With the fresh cases reported after testing 24,028 samples, the daily positivity rate declined slightly to 14.35 per cent from Friday’s 14.66 per cent during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,136 while the caseload mounted to 1,612,489 on Saturday.
Among the new deceased, four were men and three women.
Four deaths were reported in Dhaka division while two in Sylhet and another in Barishal division.
The mortality rate dropped a bit to 1.74 per cent from yesterday’s 1.75 per cent.
The recovery rate declined again to 96.29 per cent with the recovery of 274 more patients during the period.
Bangladesh’s total tally of Omicron cases reached 33 with detection of nine more cases till Wednesday, according to GISAID, a global initiative on sharing all influenza data.
On December 9 last year, Bangladesh again logged zero Covid-related death after nearly three weeks as the pandemic was apparently showing signs of easing.
The country reported this year’s first zero Covid-related death in a single day on November 20 last year along with 178 infections since the pandemic broke out in Bangladesh in March 2020.
Bangladesh reported the highest number of daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 last year, while the high-est daily caseload was 16,230 on July 28 last year.
Amid the growing concern over the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, the government on January 13 came out with the restrictions on movement of people and public transport vehicles.
3,447 fresh cases with 7 more deaths in 24 hrs