Covid-19: Bangladesh records 3 more deaths, 243 fresh cases

Bangladesh logged three more deaths from Covid-19 and 243 new cases in the 24 hours till 8am Friday.

With the latest cases, the daily-case positivity rate increased to 1.40% from Thursday’s 1.24%, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

With the fresh numbers, the total fatalities rose to 27,989 while the caseload mounted to 15,77,070.

Among the latest deceased, two were men and another a woman. Two deaths were reported from Dhaka Division while another one was from Khulna Division.

However, the mortality rate declined to 1.77%.

The fresh cases were detected after testing 17,473 samples, amid the growing concern over the new Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus.

Besides, the recovery rate remained unchanged at 97.77% with the recovery of 225 more patients during the 24-hour period.

On November 20, Bangladesh logged this year’s first zero Covid-19 death in a day with 178 cases.

Bangladesh reported the highest number of daily fatalities of 264 on August 5 this year, while the highest daily caseload was 16,230 on July 28 this year.

So far, 37,567,876 people have fully been vaccinated in the country while 63,771,795 received the first dose as of Thursday, according to the DGHS.

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