When the lockdown restrictions were eased on one hand ahead of Eid, Bangladesh recorded 226 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours till Thursday morning on the other.
The new numbers took the country’s death tally to 17,278 and the caseload to 10,71,774, according to a handout issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Besides, 12,236 fresh cases were detected during the period.
The fresh cases were detected after testing 46,604 samples during the period, bringing down the case positivity rate to 27. 23% from Wednesday’s 29.14%.
However, the case fatality rate remained unchanged at 1.61% during the 24-hour period.
The country saw a record number of 13,768 Covid cases on Monday and the highest-ever 230 deaths on Sunday.
So far, 905,807 people have recovered from the disease, taking the country’s recovery rate to 84.51%.