Bangladesh logged eight more Covid-linked deaths with 5,222 more infections in 24 hours till Sunday morning.
With the fresh cases reported after testing 29,642 samples, the daily positivity rate increased to 17.82 per cent from Saturday’s 14.35 per cent during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The country last logged 5,249 cases and 114 deaths on August 24, last year with a positivity rate at 15.12 per cent in 24 hours.
Bangladesh is currently seeing a surge of Covid-19 cases as health authorities logged 31,802 infections in the last 15 days since January 1.
The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,144 while the caseload mounted to 1,617,711 on Sunday.
Among the new deceased, five were men and three women.
Four deaths were reported in Dhaka division while three in Chattogram and another in Sylhet division.
The mortality rate remained static at 1.74 per cent.
The recovery rate further declined to 95.99 per cent with the recovery of 293 more patients during the period.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s total tally of Omicron cases reached 33 with detection of nine more cases till Wednesday, according to GISAID, a global initiative on sharing all influenza data.
On December 9 last year, Bangladesh again logged zero Covid-related death after nearly three weeks as the pandemic was apparently showing signs of easing.
The country reported this year’s 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.
Bangladesh reported the highest number of daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 last year, while the highest daily caseload was 16,230 on July 28 last year.