25 more die, 1,683 test positive

The number of deaths due to Covid-19 rose as the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) yesterday reported 25 single-day deaths in the past 24 hours till 8:00am.

Over the last one week, the daily death toll was below 20 except the 21 deaths on Wednesday, according to DGHS data.

Since October 13, this is the highest single-day casualties, except the second day of November when the number was the same, due to the highly transmissible virus.

Around 31 people died of Covid-19 on October 12.

With the latest figure, deaths due to Covid-19 rose to 6,092, which was 1.44 percent of all confirmed cases, according to the yesterday’s press release from the DGHS.

In the same 24 hours, meanwhile, a total of 1,683 people tested positive for the viral infection surging the total number of case to 4,21,921.

Besides, the recovery count rose to 3,39,768 after another 1,623 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the same period.

Against a total of 14,042 tests in those 24 hours in 115 Covid-19 testing laboratories, the positivity rate was almost 12 percent (11.99 percent) — which indicates further rise of infection.

The overall positivity rate was 17.17 percent.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,623 Covid-19 patients were added to the recovery list, raising the total number of recoveries to 339,768.

This is more than 80 percent of all confirmed cases, according to the press release.

Of the deceased yesterday, 17 were males and eight were females.

All of them died in hospitals.

One was aged between 11 and 20, one between 21 and 30, one between 31 and 40, two between 41 and 50, nine between 51 and 60, and the rest 11 were above 60 years.

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