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Covid-19: Bangladesh records 732 cases, eight deaths in 24 hours

Daily positivity rate further drops to 3.22%

Update : 02 Mar 2022, 05:52 PM

The health authorities in Bangladesh recorded eight deaths from Covid-19 and 732 new infections in the 24 hours to 8am on Wednesday.

The latest additions took the country's death toll to 29,053 and the total caseload to 19,45,108.

As many as 22,716 samples were tested in the 24-hour period, yielding an infection rate of 3.22%, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

On Tuesday, Bangladesh reported eight deaths and 799 Covid-19 cases.

A total of 4,824 patients recovered from Covid-19 in the 24-hour period with a recovery rate of 93.37%.

Among the new deceased, three were men and five women.

Three deaths were reported from Dhaka division while two each from Barisal and Rangpur and one from Rajshahi division.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.49%.

On January 28, Bangladesh logged its earlier highest daily positivity rate at 33.37% reporting 15,440 cases and 20 deaths.

On December 9 last year, Bangladesh again logged zero Covid-related death after nearly three weeks as the pandemic was apparently showing signs of easing.

The country reported the first zero death from the coronavirus in a single day on November 20 last year along with 178 infections since the pandemic broke out in Bangladesh in March 2020.

Besides, the country registered the highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year, while the highest number of daily fatalities was 264 on August 10 last year.

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