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Covid-19: Bangladesh reports four more deaths with 900 cases

Covid-19: Bangladesh reports four more deaths with 900 cases

Bangladesh recorded four more Covid-linked deaths with 900 cases in 24 hours till Sunday (Jul 17) morning.

With the latest figures, the country's total fatalities reached 29,234 while the caseload to 1,996,340, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of the deceased, two were men and two woman. The deceased were from Dhaka, Chattogram, Rajshahi and Khulna divisions.

The daily case positivity rate declined to 11.12 per cent from Saturday’s 13.70 per cent after testing 8,091 samples.

The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.46 per cent. The recovery rate rose to 96.42 per cent from Saturday’s 96.37 per cent.

In June, the country reported 18 Covid-linked deaths and 20,201 new cases, according to the DGHS.

Bangladesh reported its first zero Covid death on Nov 20 last year since the pandemic broke out here in March, 2020.

The country registered its highest daily caseload of 16,230 on Jul 28 last year and daily fatalities of 264 on Aug 10 in the same year.