The Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh made another jump to 128 in 24 hours till Monday morning taking the country's total caseload to 1,954,243, the health directorate said.
The country's total fatalities, however, remained unchanged at 29,131 as no death was reported during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The daily test positivity rate declined a bit to 1.91 per cent from Sunday’s 2.06 per cent from as 6,688 samples were tested during this time.
The country on Sunday saw 109 cases with zero death.
The mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.49 per cent. The recovery rate also remained static at 97.50 per cent as 71 patients recovered during this period.
In May, the country reported only four Covid-linked deaths and 816 new cases, while 7,356 patients recovered from the disease, according to the DGHS.
Among the four deaths during the period, one was vaccinated with single dose of Covid vaccine while three were vaccinated with two doses.
The country reported its first zero Covid death in a single day on November 20 last year, along with 178 cases, since the pandemic broke out here in March 2020.
On January 28, Bangladesh logged its previous highest positivity rate of 33.37 per cent.
The country registered its highest daily caseload of 16,230 on July 28 last year and daily fatalities of 264 on August 10 in the same year.
Govt alert for rising cases
Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Monday urged all to maintain health protocols as the number of Covid cases started to rise in Bangladesh.
“Covid has not yet been eradicated yet and the situation may take alarming turn any time although it is normal now,” said the minister at the Secretariat after a meeting on automation of admission process in private medical and dental colleges.
He said Covid cases have increased a bit in the country with 109 people infected with the virus on Sunday.
Many eminent personalities including ministers have already been infected. “Everyone must follow health rules and wear a mask,” he added.
Zahid also urged those who have not been vaccinated yet to get vaccinated immediately.