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Covid in Bangladesh: 31 more die, 13154 infected Tuesday

Disease 2022-02-01, 11:18pm


Covid - 19. People waiting in queues at a corona sample collection centre in Bangladesh. UNB

Dhaka, Feb 1 - Bangladesh logged 31 more Covid-related deaths with health authorities logging 13,154 fresh cases in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

The daily positivity rate slightly declined to 29.17 per cent from Monday’s 29.77 per cent after testing 45,358 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,425 while the caseload mounted to 1,811,987.

Among the new deceased, 15 were men and 16 women.

Nineteen deaths were reported in Dhaka division while seven in Chattogram, two in Sylhet, and one each in Rajshahi, Khulna and Rangpur divisions.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate further declined to 1.57 per cent.

However, the recovery rate also declined to 86.70 per cent with the recovery of 2,721 more patients during the 24-hour period.

Covid situation during January

In January, the country reported 322 covid-linked deaths and 2,13,294 new cases while 19,112 recovered from the disease, according to DGHS.

Among the 322 deaths during the period, 234 were unvaccinated patients while 18 received the first dose, 68 the second dose and 2 the third dose.

On January 28, Bangladesh logged its earlier highest daily positivity rate at 33.37% reporting 15,440 cases and 20 deaths. - UNB