Thursday, 23 September, 2021

Corona cases cross 1.5m

86 more die, 3,357 infected

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 1 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Corona cases cross 1.5m

The total number of coronavirus cases has crossed 1.5 million in Bangladesh on Tuesday with the death toll exceeding 26,000.

However, the number of new cases and deaths has been declining over the last two weeks.

The number of deaths has been reported below 100 for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday. The daily infection rate has also dropped to below 12 per cent. The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said 86 corona patients have died and 3,357 new cases have been detected in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

Among the 86 deceased, 44 were men and 42 were women. Of them, one was between 0-10 years old, three between 21-30, six between 31-40, eight between 41-50, 15 between 51-60, 29 between 61-70, 19 between 71-80 and four between 81-90, and one between 91-100 years old.

This was for the fourth day in a row that the country reported below 100 deaths, 63 days after the country last reported less than a hundred dead on June 26.

Some 94 deaths were reported on Monday, 89 deaths were reported on Sunday and 80 deaths were reported on Saturday.

The DGHS said the highest of 264 deaths was recorded in the country on August 5 and August 10 while the highest of 16,230 cases were reported on July 28.

The number of total cases has reached 1,500,618 with a daily positivity rate of 11.95 per cent while the overall infection rate stands at 16.81 per cent.

The positivity rate came down to 11.95 per cent, which is the lowest in around three months.

Earlier on June 7, the health officials reported 11.47 per cent positivity rate followed by an alarming rise in infections which reached its peak at 32.55 per cent on July 24. 

The daily Covid-19 positivity rate was 12.07 per cent on Monday, 14.14 per cent on Sunday, 13.67 per cent on Saturday, 12.78 per cent on Friday, 13.77 per cent on Thursday, 14.76 per cent on Wednesday and 15.12 per cent on Tuesday.

Besides, the national death toll has increased to 26,195 with a case fatality rate of 1.75 per cent.

Of the 86 deaths on Tuesday, 22 were reported in Dhaka division while 19 in Chattogram, 12 in Rajshahi, 15 in Khulna, two in Mymensingh, five in Rangpur, nine in Sylhet and two deaths were reported in Barishal division.

Of the 3,357 new cases, 2,124 were logged in Dhaka division while 146 in Mymensingh, 627 in Chattogram, 88 in Rajshahi, 87 in Rangpur, 148 in Khulna, 57 in Barishal and 80 in Sylhet division.

Around 4,102 corona patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries to 1,425985. The recovery rate has stood at 95.03 per cent.

A total of 28,097 samples, out of 27,673 collected, were tested at 789 labs in the country during the period. With this, 8,928,345 samples have so far been tested across the country.

END/ Al Amin/Sagar