Bangladesh confirms 28 more Covid-19 deaths, 1,354 new cases

Sun Online Desk

23rd May, 2021 03:51:13 PM printer

Bangladesh confirms 28 more Covid-19 deaths, 1,354 new cases

Bangladesh confirmed 28 more deaths from Covid-19 while registered 1,354 new cases in the previous 24 hours till Sunday 8:00am.

With the new figures, the death toll hit to 12,376 and the total caseload stands at 789,080, according to a DGHS press release on Sunday afternoon.

However, the fatality rate remained unchanged to 1.56% in the corresponding period.

The positivity rate was recorded at 8.90% after testing 15,205 samples in 486 labs across the country.

At the same time, 899 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, with a 92.60% recovery rate.

Lockdown extended

The government has extended the ongoing lockdown by another week until May 30 allowing public buses to run at half of their capacities considering the current coronavirus situation in the country.

The Cabinet Division issued a circular in this regard on Sunday.

All concerned, including passengers, will have to maintain health protocols like wearing masks, says the circular. 

Besides, hotels and restaurants will be allowed to keep open with half of half of their capacities. 

The authorities concerned have been asked to take necessary steps in this regard.

As coronavirus cases kept on growing at an alarming rate since mid-March, the government had imposed a ‘loose’ nationwide lockdown for one week from April 5 as part of its move to contain its spread. 

Later, a ‘stricter’ lockdown was announced from April 14 to 21. Then the lockdown was extended several times considering the situation.