Covid-linked death down to one in Bangladesh, 239 more infected

Publish: 6:52 PM, March 14, 2022 | Update: 6:52 PM, March 14, 2022

Bangladesh reported one more Covid-linked death with 239 fresh cases in 24 hours till Monday morning, health authorities said.

The new deceased was a man from Chattogram division.

The daily positivity rate declined to 1.75 per cent from Sunday’s 1.88 per cent after testing 13,667 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The fatalities on Monday were lower than Friday that witnessed three more Covid-linked deaths with 233 fresh cases

The latest numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 29,112 while the caseload to 19,49,725.

Of the 26 deaths recorded from March 7 to March 13 some 57.7 per cent received Covid vaccines while 42.3 percent did not, the DGHS mentioned.

Comorbidities among the deceased patients decreased by 5.8 per cent this week compared to the previous one. Comorbidity means the simultaneous presence of two or more diseases or medical conditions in a patient.

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

The recovery rate rose to 95.54 per cent with the recovery of 1,922  more patients during the 24-hour period.

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

On December 9 last year, Bangladesh logged zero Covid-related death after nearly three weeks.

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.