Friday, 12 August, 2022

Covid-19: Bangladesh logs 2 more deaths with 2,101 infections

Covid-19: Bangladesh logs 2 more deaths with 2,101 infections

Bangladesh reported two more Covid-linked deaths with 2,101 new infections in 24 hours till Monday morning, said the health directorate.

The new figures took the country’s total death toll to 29,142 while caseload to 19,67, 274, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The country last reported 2,150 cases on February 19 with 13 deaths when the daily positivity rate was at 9 per cent.

The daily-case positivity rate slightly declined to 15.20 per cent from Sunday’s 15.66 per cent as 13,820 samples were tested during the period, said the DGHS.

The deceased included a woman and a man, both from Dhaka division.

On Sunday, the country recorded 1,680 cases with two deaths from Covid-19.

Of the five deaths reported from June 20 to June 26, some 77.8 per cent received vaccine against Covid-19 while 22.2 per cent did not.

Several of them had one or two comorbidities. Comorbidity means the simultaneous presence of two or more diseases or medical conditions in a patient.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.48 per cent. The recovery rate declined to 96.93 per cent from Sunday’s 97.02 per cent as 179 patients recovered during this period.

In May, the country reported only four Covid-linked deaths and 816 new cases, while 7,356 patients recovered from the disease, according to the DGHS.

Among the four deaths during the period, one was vaccinated with a single dose of Covid vaccine while three were vaccinated with two doses.

The country reported its first zero Covid death in a single day on November 20 last year, along with 178 cases, since the pandemic broke out here in March 2020.

On January 28, Bangladesh logged its previous highest positivity rate of 33.37 per cent.

The country registered its highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year and daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 in the same year.