Covid’s daily-death toll falls to 5 in Bangladesh

2021-10-25, 7:00pm Disease

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Covid-19 claimed five more lives and infected 289 more people in 24 hours till Monday morning.

Dhaka, Oct 25 :  Covid-19 claimed five more lives and infected 289 more people in 24 hours till Monday morning.

Bangladesh last logged five Covid-related deaths on a single-day on February 24 this year.

The fresh cases were detected after testing 20.773 samples, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

With this, the daily-case positivity rate declined slightly to 1.39 per cent from Sunday’s 1.49 per cent.

With the fresh numbers, the Covid fatalities reached 27,828 while the caseload climbed to 1,567,981 in Bangladesh, according to the DGHS.

Among the latest deaths, two were men and three were women.

Of the 55 deaths recorded from October 18 to October 24, 12.7 % received Covid vaccines while 87.3% did not, the DGHS added.

Comorbidities among Covid patients and deceased increased 6.1% this week compared to the previous week. Comorbidity means the simultaneous presence of two or more diseases or medical conditions in a patient.

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

Also, the recovery rate increased slightly to 97.68 per cent, with 364 more patients getting cured, reports UNB.