Bangladesh logged 17 more Covid-linked deaths with 9,614 fresh cases in 24 hours till Saturday morning with a slight decline in the infection rate.
The daily positivity rate declined to 28.02 per cent from Friday’s 28.49 per cent after testing 34,311 samples, according to the Directorate general of health Services (DGHS).
The country last logged 17 deaths on October 13 last with 513 cases.
Bangladesh reported 1,434 fresh cases with 12 deaths on Friday.
The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,209 while the caseload mounted to 1,674,230 on Saturday.
Among the new deceased, 11 were men and six women.
Eleven cases were reported in Dhaka division while two each in Chattogram, Khulna, one each in Barishal and Mymensingh divisions.
Meanwhile, the mortality rate further declined to 1.68 per cent.