Covid deaths, cases rise; positivity rate drops

Fearing the inoculation of the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine might stop after 26 February, hundreds of people rush to Bangladesh Institute of Health Management centre in Savar for their jabs on 23 February 2022
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The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in the country, according to the government, rose to 1,939,651 on Thursday as 1,516 more cases were reported, after testing 27,434 samples, including rapid antigen tests, in the last 24 hours.

During that time, 10 more Covid-19 patients died, raising the total deaths in the country to 29,005, said a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The government on Wednesday reported 1,298 cases and five deaths on Wednesday.

The rate of detection in the last 24 hours until 8:00am further dropped to 5.53 per cent from the yesterday’s 5.58 per cent. The overall rate of detection of infected cases in Bangladesh as of Wednesday stands at 14.57 per cent.

The health directorate on Wednesday said a total of 6,459 people recovered from the highly infectious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total recovery to 1,786,146.

Of the people who died in the last 24 hours, eight were male and two female.