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Bangladesh reports first zero Covid death after June 29

Bangladesh reports first zero Covid death after June 29

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Bangladesh reported zero Covid death and 216 cases in the 24 hours to Sunday morning.

The country last reported zero Covid-linked death on June 29.

While Bangladesh's total fatalities remained unchanged at 29,302, the new number took its caseload to 2,007,335, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The daily case test positivity rate dropped to 5.10 percent from Saturday's 5.56 percent as 4,233 samples were tested.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 percent. The recovery rate rose to 97.05 from Saturday's 97.02 percent.

In July, Bangladesh reported 142 Covid-linked deaths and 31,422 cases – its highest death toll and caseload since March this year.

The country first reported its zero Covid death on November 20 last year since the pandemic broke out here in March 2020.

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