Covid positivity rate crosses 10% again, 34 new deaths
With a positivity rate of 10.11%, Bangladesh recorded 1,444 new infections in the last 24 hours
Bangladesh on Sunday saw a slight surge in daily Covid-19 cases and the positivity rate also crossed 10% again.
With a positivity rate of 10.11%, Bangladesh recorded 1,444 new infections in the last 24 hours, taking the total caseload to 7,98,830.
Meanwhile, 34 more people lost their lives to the viral disease which took the death toll to 12,583, reads a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Also, the death rate increased to 1.58% in the preceding 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 14,277 samples were tested in 502 labs across the country.
Among the latest day's victims, 23 were men, and 11 were women. Of the victims, 31 died in different hospitals across the country while three died at home.
Moreover, 12 of the deceased hailed from the Chattogram division, eight from Dhaka, six from Khulna, three from Rajshahi and two each from Sylhet and Ranpur divisions.
Also, 1,397 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, with a 92.48% recovery rate.
The Covid-19 victims' gender breakdown shows that 9,088 of the total deceased across the country were men and 3,495 were women.
The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.
Continuing on a downward curve for 46th day in a row, India on Sunday recorded 165,553 fresh cases of coronavirus disease, taking the country's cumulative tally past 27.8 million, according to the Union health ministry. The country also saw 3,460 deaths in the last 24 hours. A total of 325,972 people have died due to the coronavirus disease, data updated at 8am showed.
As of Sunday, 3,549,718 people globally succumbed to the viral disease and so far 170,668,426 people contracted the virus, according to data provided by Worldometer.