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Covid-19: Daily test positivity rate inches back above 3% as 11 more die

  • Published at 03:49 pm February 26th, 2021
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File photo of a Covid-19 victim given a burial in Dhaka Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

470 new cases in 24 hours, recovery rate stands at 90.85%

The daily percentage of people testing positive for Covid-19 in Bangladesh has gone up over 3% after dipping lower for two days.

In the 24 hours to Friday morning, 470 infections were reported with the daily test positivity rate standing at 3.13%.

With the latest developments, the number of all confirmed cases now stands at 545,424, according to the daily virus update by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) released on Friday afternoon.

The as 2.63% on Thursday, which marked the continuation of the ongoing trend of single-digit percentage test positivity rate in the country.

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The overall positivity percentage on Friday was, however, 14.57% with a total of 4,018,268 tests being conducted across the country till now.

The country also registered 11 more deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally up to 8,395.

As many as 15,032 samples, including the pending ones, were tested in the 214 authorized labs — government and private — across the country. Till now 4,018,268 Covid-19 tests have been conducted in the country. 


Of the 11 deceased – six men and five women – seven were from Dhaka division and four from Chittagong.

All of them breathed their last while undergoing treatment at different hospitals across the country.

The mortality rate against the total number of cases detected so far stands at 1.54%.

The health authorities said 743 people recovered from the disease over the preceding 24 hours.

So far, 495,498 patients – 90.85% of all infected – have made full recovery across the country.

On March 8, the health authorities in Bangladesh reported the first three cases of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus strain which was later named Sars-CoV-2.

The novel coronavirus broke out in China's Wuhan city in late December of 2019 and quickly spread throughout the world, becoming a pandemic in less than three months.

The fast-spreading coronavirus has claimed more than 2,520,856 lives and infected as many as 113,619,185 people across the world till Friday afternoon, according to worldometer, a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.

As many as 89,196,669 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has affected 219 countries and territories across the planet.

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