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Corona infection rate declines to below 9pc

58 more die

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 10 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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The numbers of daily coronavirus deaths have increased slightly while the daily infection rate has declined to below 9 percent in the country.

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said 58 coronavirus infected patients died and 2,588 infection cases were detected in the last 24 hours till 8am on Thursday.

Positivity rate below 10% was reported for the sixth day in a row across the country as 8.76 percent positivity rate was reported on Thursday, 9.07% positivity on Wednesday. Earlier, 9.69 percent samples tested positive on Tuesday, 9.66% on Monday and 9.88% on Sunday.

During the last 24 hours, the daily positivity rate dropped below 9% for the first time in 102 days.

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 infections has risen to 15,24,890 with a daily positivity rate of 8.76 per cent while the overall infection rate has declined to 16.62 percent.

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

Besides, the national death toll has increased to 26,794 with a case fatality rate of 1.76 per cent.

The DGHS said the coronavirus situation is the worst in the capital as the highest corona deaths and infections were registered in Dhaka division in the last 24 hours.

Of the 58 fresh deaths, 21 were reported in Dhaka division while 19 in Chattogram, three in Rajshahi, five in Khulna, one in Rangpur, eight in Sylhet and no death was reported in Barishal and Mymensingh divisions in the last 24 hours.

Of the 2,588 new cases, 1,748 were logged in Dhaka division while 49 in Mymensingh, 317 in Chattogram, 124 in Rajshahi, 59 in Rangpur, 164 in Khulna, 56 in Barishal and 71 in Sylhet division. Around 3,617 corona patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries to 14,68,211. The recovery rate has stood at 96.28 percent.

A total of 29,541 samples, out of 29,495 collected, were tested at 800 labs in the country during the period. With this, 91,75,912 samples have so far been tested across the country.

The country's maiden cases were reported on 8 March last year and the first death from the virus was reported on 18 March.