Bangladesh logged four more Covid-linked deaths along with 277 fresh cases in 24 hours till Monday morning.
With the latest cases, the daily-case positivity rate increased again to 1.44 per cent from Sunday’s 1.03 per cent, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With the fresh numbers, the total fatalities rose to 28,005 while the caseload mounted to 15,77,720.
Among the latest deceased, two each were men and women. Two deaths were reported from Dhaka division while one each was from Rajshahi and Mymensingh divisions.
However, the mortality rate increased to 1.78 per cent during the period.
Of the 23 deaths recorded from November 29 to December 5, 21.7 per cent received Covid vaccines while 78.3 per cent did not, the DGHS mentioned.
Comorbidities among the deceased patients increased 8.9 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.
The fresh cases were detected after testing 19,237 samples, amid the growing concern over the new ‘Omicron’ variant of coronavirus.
Besides, the recovery rate remained unchanged at 97.77 per cent with the recovery of 326 more patients during the 24-hour period.
On November 20, Bangladesh logged this year’s first zero Covid-linked death with 178 cases.
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.
So far, 38,138,453 people have fully been vaccinated in the country while 65,081,645 received the first dose as of Saturday, according to the DGHS.
Among them, 113,983students, aged from 12-17, have fully been vaccinated while 931,473 students received the first dose so far.
No new lockdown
Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday ruled out any further Covid-induced lockdown in the country.
“The covid situation in Bangladesh is under control now and there’s no possibility to enforce any lockdown in the country,” he told reporters in Savar.
Zahid said there is no need to worry about the new coronavirus variant, Omicron, which has no presence in the country.