Covid-19 in Bangladesh: Positivity rate drops to 4.01%, 9 more die

Publish: 7:18 PM, February 27, 2022 | Update: 7:18 PM, February 27, 2022

Bangladesh logged 9 more Covid-linked deaths with 864 fresh cases in 24 hours till Sunday morning as the positivity rate kept declining.

The daily positivity rate slightly declined to 4.01 per cent from Saturday’s 4.15 per cent after testing 21,508 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

On Saturday, Bangladesh reported below 1000 cases after 52 days with 759 cases and 8 more Covid-linked deaths.  The country last logged 892 cases with three deaths on January 5 this year.

The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 29,033 while the caseload to 19,42,680.

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

Five deaths were reported from Dhaka division while three from Rajshahi and one from Khulna division.

Meanwhile, the mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.49 per cent.

However, the recovery rate increased to 93.00 per cent with the recovery of 6,264 more patients during the 24-hour period.

On January 28, Bangladesh logged its earlier highest daily positivity rate at 33.37 per cent 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 first zero Covid-related death 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.