Bangladesh reported 39 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Saturday, taking the tally to 13,071.
Besides, 1,637 people have newly been infected with the virus in the same period. The total number of Covid-19 cases stood at 824,486.The positivity rate went up again from Friday’s 13.39 percent to 14.12% in 24 hours until Saturday morning, said a handout of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
This is the highest in 50 days since April 23 this year when the country reported 14% Covid positivity rate.
However, the fatality rate rose to 1.59% from Friday’s 1.58%, said the DGHS handout.
Of the deceased, Khulna division recorded the highest 11 deaths while Dhaka division 10.
Meanwhile, seven people died in Rajshahi, six in Chattogram, two each in Rangpur, Barishal and one in Sylhet divisions.