Bangladesh reports 61 more Covid-19 deaths

Sun Online Desk

4th May, 2021 04:43:02 printer

Bangladesh reports 61 more Covid-19 deaths

Bangladesh reported 61 more deaths from Covid-19 while health authorities detected 1,914 new cases in the last 24 hours till Tuesday 8 am.

With today's figures, the total death count reached 11,705 and total positive cases stand at 7,65,596.

The fatality rate from the virus now stands at 1.53%, according to data released by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Meanwhile, the positivity rate further dropped to 8.71% during the period, which is the lowest in 47 days. On 17 March the rate was recorded at 7.68% in a time span of 24 hours.

In the meantime, the country tested 21,984 samples in its 420 labs on Tuesday.

Also, 3,870 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, with an 90.78% recovery rate.

There has been a steady decline in tests between April 28 and May 2, leading to fewer case counts. New cases declined between April 26 (3,306) and May 2 (1,359) before an upward curve in the next two following days.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8 last year, before confirming the first death 10 days later.