Covid in Bangladesh: fatalities, positivity rate increase slightly

2021-10-23, 7:55pm Disease

covid-in-ctg-b7529058d4712133383b142b2778b1571634997327.jpg

Covid-19 claimed nine more lives and infected another 278 people in Bangladesh in 24 hours till Saturday morning.

Dhaka, Oct 23 : Covid-19 claimed nine more lives and infected another 278 people in Bangladesh in 24 hours till Saturday morning.

The daily-case positivity increased slightly to 1.85 per cent from   Friday’s 1.36 per cent after a streak of declining trend.

With the fresh numbers, the Covid fatalities reached 27,814 while the caseload climbed to 1,567,417 in Bangladesh, according to the Directorate General of the Health services (DGHS).

Of the latest deaths, six were men and 3 were women.

The new cases were detected after testing 15,042 samples during the 24-hour period.

However, the mortality rate remained static at 1.77 per cent compared to the same period.

Also, the recovery rate remained unchanged at 97.67 per cent, with 294 more patients getting cured, reports UNB.