Bangladesh logged 31 more Covid-related deaths, with 13,501 fresh cases in 24 hours till Monday morning.
The daily positivity rate rose again to 29.77 from Sunday’s 28.33 per cent after testing 45,358 samples during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
On Sunday, Bangladesh saw its highest in the last four months 34 deaths with 12,183 fresh cases.
The country last reported 31 covid-related deaths on September 28 last with 1,310 cases, taking the positivity rate to 4.49%.
On Friday, Bangladesh logged its earlier highest daily positivity rate at 33.37% reporting 15,440 cases and 20 deaths.
The fresh numbers took the country’s total fatalities to 28,394 while the caseload mounted to 1,798,833.
Of the 140 deaths recorded from January 24 to January 30, some 22.1 per cent received Covid vaccines while 77.9 percent did not, the DGHS mentioned.
Comorbidities among the deceased patients declined 4.4 per cent this week compared to the previous one. Comorbidity means the simultaneous presence of two or more diseases or medical conditions in a patient.
Among the new deceased, 20 were men and 11 women.
Sixteen deaths were reported in Dhaka division while five in Khulna, three each in Rangpur, Mymensingh, two in Chattogram, one each in Rajshahi, and Sylhet divisions.
Meanwhile, the mortality rate further declined to 1.58 per cent.
However, the recovery rate also declined to 87.18 per cent with the recovery of 2,568 more patients during the 24-hour period.
Bangladesh’s total tally of Omicron cases reached 69 with the detection of five more cases till January 23, 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.
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.