Bangladesh logged six more Covid-linked deaths along with 197 fresh cases in 24 hours till Sunday morning.
With the latest cases, the daily-case positivity rate declined to 1.03 per cent from Saturday’s 1.07 per cent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With the fresh numbers, the total fatalities rose to 28,001 while the caseload mounted to 15,77,443.
Among the latest deceased, three each were men and women. Five deaths were reported from Dhaka division while one each was from Mymensingh division.
However, the mortality rate increased to 1.78 per cent during the period.
The fresh cases were detected after testing 19,123 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 226 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, 37,829,420 people have fully been vaccinated in the country while 64,414,430 received the first dose as of Thursday, according to the DGHS.
Among them, 86,637 students, aged from 12-17, have fully been vaccinated while 899,510 students received the first dose so far.
No new lockdown
Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday ruled out any further Covid-induced lockdown in the country.
“The covid situation in Bangladesh is under control now and there’s no possibility to enforce any lockdown in the country,” he told reporters after visiting the under-construction Bangladesh Institute of Health Management Building (BIHM) in Savar.
Zahid said there is no need to worry about the new coronavirus variant, Omicron, which has no presence in the country.
He said Bangladesh now has enough stock of vaccines and preparation to face any situation.