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Daily positivity rate nears 4%

Staff Correspondent
05 Jan 2022 00:00:00 | Update: 05 Jan 2022 00:24:47
Daily positivity rate nears 4%

Bangladesh reported six new coronavirus-related deaths and 775 infections in a 24-hour period till 8:00am on Tuesday.

The positivity rate rose to 3.91 per cent from Monday’s 3.37 per cent.

In Bangladesh, the daily-case positivity rate reached its peak 32.55 per cent on July 24 last year.

The overall caseload now stands at 15,87,915 and the total fatalities at 28,087 according to the press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Health authorities reported the latest figures after testing 19,838 samples at 852 laboratories across the country. Bangladesh has so far tested 1,15,65,650 samples. Meanwhile, 185 patients recovered from the deadly infection in the last 24-hours, raising the overall recovery to 15,49,956.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8 last year and the first coronavirus-related death on March 18 the same year.

Meanwhile, the global Covid-19 caseload reached 292,624,147 and the death toll to 5,451,204 till Tuesday morning, according to US-based Johns Hopkins University (JHU) update.

The seven-day moving average of single-day deaths in Bangladesh was 3.57 on Tuesday.

The country reported the highest number of daily fatalities of 264 on August 5 this year, while the highest daily caseload was 16,230 on July
28 this year.

Bangladesh officially began the dispensation of booster doses of a Covid-19 vaccine on a limited scale from December 28.

The country reported its first three cases of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a strain of coronavirus later named Sars-CoV-2, on March 8, 2020. The first death was reported 10 days later.