Bangladesh logged 15 more Covid-linked deaths with 14,828 fresh cases in 24 hours till Monday morning.
The daily positivity rate rose to 32.37 per cent from Sunday’s 31.29 per cent after testing 45,807 samples, according to the Directorate general of health Services (DGHS).
The country logged its peak daily positivity rate of 32.55% on July 24 last year reporting 6,780 cases and 195 deaths.
Bangladesh last saw 15,776 cases on August 3, last year with 235 deaths.
The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,238 while the caseload mounted to 1,699,964 on Monday.
Of the 79 deaths recorded from January 17 to January 23, some 35.4 per cent received Covid vaccines while 64.6 percent did not, the DGHS mentioned.
Comorbidities among the deceased patients declined 12.7 per cent this week compared to the previous one. Comorbidity means the simultaneous presence of two or more diseases or medical conditions in a patient.
Among the new deceased, nine were men and six women.
Six cases were reported in Dhaka division while three in Mymensingh, two in Sylhet and one each in Chattogram, Rajshahi Khulna, and Barishal divisions.
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Meanwhile, the mortality rate further declined to 1.66 per cent.
However, the recovery rate also declined further to 91.64 per cent with the recovery of 998 more patients during the 24-hour period.
Bangladesh’s total tally of Omicron cases reached 69 with the detection of five more cases till Sunday, according to GISAID, a global initiative on sharing all influenza data.
On December 9 last year, Bangladesh again logged zero Covid-related death after nearly three weeks as the pandemic was apparently showing signs of easing.
The country reported this year’s first zero Covid-related death in a single day on November 20 last year along with 178 infections since the pandemic broke out in Bangladesh in March 2020.
Bangladesh reported the highest number of daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 last year, while the highest daily caseload was 16,230 on July 28 last year.