Bangladesh logged 43 more Covid-linked deaths with 8,354 fresh cases in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.
The daily positivity rate slightly declined to 20.03 from Monday’s 21.07 per cent after testing 41,879 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The number of deaths is highest in nearly six months as the country last recorded 43 deaths on September 19, last year with 1,383 cases and the daily positivity rate at 5.62 per cent.
On Monday, Bangladesh reported 38 more Covid-linked deaths with 9,369 fresh cases.
The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,670 while the caseload mounted to 1,879,255.
Among the new deceased, 26 were men and 17 women.
Fifteen of the deaths were reported in Dhaka division while 13 in Khulna, 11 in Chattogram, two in Rajshahi, and one each in Mymensingh and Rangpur divisions.
Meanwhile, the mortality rate remained static at 1.53 per cent.
However, the recovery rate slightly increased to 86.36 per cent with the recovery of 10,800 more patients during the 24-hour period.
On January 28, Bangladesh logged its earlier highest daily positivity rate at 33.37 per cent reporting 15,440 cases and 20 deaths.
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.
Besides, the country registered the highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year, while the highest number of daily fatalities was 264 on August 10 last year.