Covid-19: Bangladesh records 2 more deaths, 213 new cases

Bangladesh tallied another two deaths from Covid-19 while the caseload jumped by 213 in the 24 hours to 8am on Tuesday.

Besides, 223 more patients recovered from the disease in the 24 hours between 8am on Monday and 8am on Tuesday, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The latest additions took the country’s death toll to 27,928, the total caseload to 1,572,948 and the total number of recoveries to 1,536,967.

A total of 20,764 samples were tested during the 24-hour period, yielding an infection rate of 1.03%.

According to the data, the country’s overall Covid-19 mortality rate until Tuesday morning remained static at 1.78%, overall recovery rate at 97.71%, and the overall positivity lowered to 14.79%.

The seven-day moving average of single-day deaths in Bangladesh was 3.42 on Tuesday.

Of the new patients, Dhaka logged 162 cases, the highest among the divisions. No new cases were reported in 35 districts of the country. 

Meanwhile, both fatalities were recorded in Dhaka division.

Around 51.85 million people in the country have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Of them, some 33.4 million have taken both doses, according to DGHS data on Monday.

Bangladesh reported its first three cases of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a strain of coronavirus later named Sars-CoV-2, on March 8, 2020. The first death was reported 10 days later.

The country, however, has been witnessing infection rates below or around 2% for the past few weeks. The country last recorded an infection rate of over 3% on October 4 when the figure stood at 3.19%.

On November 1, the government started administering doses of Pfizer vaccine to school students aged 12-17.

A large number of the population has also been vaccinated with the government expecting more vaccine doses by the end of this month from multiple sources.

However, experts have warned against complacency as many countries are seeing a surge in infections yet again.

The fast-spreading coronavirus has so far claimed over 5.1 million lives and infected nearly 254 million people throughout the world, according to Worldometer.

More than 230 million people have recovered from the disease, which has affected 223 countries and territories across the planet.

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