Bangladesh logged three more Covid-linked deaths along with 243 fresh cases in 24 hours till Friday morning.
With the latest cases, the daily-case positivity rate increased to 1.40 per cent from Thursday’s 1.24 per cent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With the fresh numbers, the total fatalities rose to 27,989 while the caseload mounted to 15,77,070.
Among the latest deceased, two were men and another another a woman. Two deaths were reported from Dhaka while another one was from Khulna divisions.
However, the mortality rate declined to 1.77 per cent.
The fresh cases were detected after testing 17,473 samples, amid the growing concern over the new ‘Omicron’ variant of coronavirus.
Besides, the recovery rate remained unchanged at 97.77 per cent with the recovery of 225 more patients during the 24-hour period.
On November 20, Bangladesh logged this year’s first zero Covid-linked death with 178 cases.
Bangladesh reported the highest number of daily fatalities of 264 on August 5 this year, while the highest daily caseload was 16,230 on July 28 this year.
So far, 3,75,67,876 people have fully been vaccinated in the country while 6,37,71,795 received the first dose as of Thursday, according to the DGHS.
Among them, 5,90,19 students, aged from 12-17, have fully been vaccinated while 8,74,213 students received the first dose so far.