Rise in corona deaths, cases

40 die, 1,675 infected in 24 hours

Staff Correspondent

26 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh has seen a rise in both deaths and infections from coronavirus over the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

During the period, the country registered 40 deaths and 1,675 cases from the virus, taking the tallies to 12,401 and 792,196 respectively.

The daily positivity rate has also seen a spike reaching 10.08 per cent. The overall infection rate has stood at 13.53 per cent.

The case fatality rate has stood at 1.57 per cent, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

On Monday, 25 deaths and 1,441 infections were recorded in the country with a positivity rate of 8.15 per cent.

Some 1,279 more patients have recovered from the fatal disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries to 732,810. The recovery rate has been reported at 92.50 per cent.

A total of 16,624 samples were tested at 486 labs in the country during the period. With this, 5,854,919 samples have so far been tested across the country. Bangladesh reported its first three coronavirus cases on March 8 last year and the first virus-related death 10 days later.

Both infections and deaths from coronavirus started to decline from the first week of July last year and the fall continued till the first week of March this year.

However, the numbers started rising further from March 10. Highest 7,626 cases were reported on April 7 and record 112 deaths were registered on April 19.

Following a fresh surge in both infections and deaths from the deadly pathogen,  the government enforced a lockdown which has been extended until May 30.