Bangladesh again logged zero Covid-related deaths after nearly three weeks as the pandemic is apparently showing signs of easing amid the emergence of a new variant of the virus, Omicron.
The country reported this year’s first zero Covid-related death in a single day on November 20 along with 178 infections since the pandemic broke out in Bangladesh in March 2020.
With the latest cases, the daily-case positivity rate declined to 1.22 per cent from Wednesday’s 1.35 per cent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The total fatalities remained static at 28,016 while the caseload mounted to 15,78 550, with the fresh number of cases.
Meanwhile, the mortality rate declined to 1.77 per cent during the period.
The fresh cases were detected after testing 21, 496 samples, amid the growing concern over the new ‘Omicron’ variant of coronavirus.
Besides, the recovery rate remained unchanged at 97.78 per cent with the recovery of 287 more patients during the 24-hour period.
Bangladesh reported the highest number of daily fatalities of 264 on August 5 this year, while the highest daily caseload was 16,230 on July 28 this year.