Bangladesh reports 15.07 pc positivity rate after 133 days

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Bangladesh on Saturday reported 15.07 percent COVID-19 positivity rate, the highest after 133 days, while it posted three coronavirus deaths in past 24 hours.

“Bangladesh logged 16.50 percent COVID-19 positivity rate on February 12, this year. The country reported 1,280 Covid-19 positive cases as 8,492 samples were tested in the last 24 hours,” according to a statement issued by Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

During the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus infection in Dhaka city and upazilas of the district is 1,190 while one Covid-19 death was reported during the period.

The official tally showed that the virus killed 29,138 people and infected 19,63,493 so far, the statement added.

The recovery count rose to 19,06,519 after another 102 patients were discharged from the dedicated hospitals during the past one day.

From the beginning of the pandemic, 97.10 percent Covid-19 patients recovered among the infected people while 1.48 percent died, the DGHS
statistics showed.

Among the 29,138 fatalities, 12,806 occurred in Dhaka division, 5,863 in Chattogram, 2,142 in Rajshahi, 3,718 in Khulna, 983 in Barishal, 1,329 in Sylhet, 1,417 in Rangpur and 880 in Mymensingh divisions.