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Daily corona positivity rate on the decline

139 die, 4,804 cases detected in 24 hours

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 23 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Daily corona positivity rate on the decline

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Bangladesh registered 139 deaths and 4,804 infections from coronavirus over the last 24 hours till Sunday morning with a gradual and steady fall in the daily positivity rate over the last three weeks.

During the period, 15.16 percent of the samples tested at labs returned positive results while the overall infection rate stands at 16.90 percent.

With this, the country saw below 200 single-day deaths from the pathogen for 10 consecutive days.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) The DGHS, 120 virus deaths and 3,991 infections were reported on Saturday while 145 deaths and 5,993 cases on Friday, 159 deaths and 6,566 cases on Thursday and 172 deaths and 7,248 infections were logged on Wednesday.

Highest 264 deaths was recorded in the country on August 5 and August 10 while record 16,230 cases were reported on July 28.

The number of total infections has risen to 1,461,998 while the national death toll has reached 25,282 with a case fatality rate of 1.73 percent.

Highest corona deaths and infections were registered in Dhaka division in the last 24 hours. Of the 139 fresh deaths, 38 were reported in Dhaka division while 31 in Chattogram, 15 in Rajshahi, 17 in Khulna, 10 in Mymensingh, eight in Rangpur and Barishal division, and 12 in Sylhet.

Of the 4,804 new cases, 2,835 were logged in Dhaka division while 181 in Mymensingh, 718 in Chattogram, 200 in Rajshahi, 186 in Rangpur, 332 in Khulna, 187 in Barishal and 165 in Sylhet division.

Around 8,453 corona patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries to 1,363,874. The recovery rate has reached 93.29 percent.

A total of 31,689 samples were tested at 732 labs in the country during the period. With this, 8,649,517 samples have so far been tested across the country.