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Lowest corona fatalities in 3 months

38 die in 24 hours

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 11 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Daily corona deaths and infections have declined further with 38 fatalities and 2,325 cases reported in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Friday.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said 38 Covid-19 patients have died and 2,325 cases have been detected during the period.

The death toll was the lowest in three months as 36 deaths were recorded on June 9.

The positivity rate below 10 percent was reported for the seventh day in a row across the country as 8.65 percent positivity rate was reported on Friday, 8.76 percent on Thursday, 9.07 percent positivity on Wednesday. Earlier, 9.69 percent of samples tested positive on Tuesday, 9.66 percent on Monday and 9.88 percent on Sunday.

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 15,27,215 with a daily positivity rate of 8.65 percent while the overall infection rate has declined to 16.60 percent.

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

Besides this, the national death toll has increased to 26,832 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 38 fresh deaths, 17 were reported in Dhaka division while 10 in Chattogram, two in Rajshahi, five in Khulna, one in Rangpur, one in Sylhet, two in Mymensingh and no death was reported in Barishal.

Of the 2,325 new cases, 1,430 were logged in Dhaka division while 63 in Mymensingh, 334 in Chattogram, 127 in Rajshahi, 102 in Rangpur, 155 in Khulna, 47 in Barishal and 67 in Sylhet division.

Around 3,856 corona patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of recoveries to 14,72,067. The recovery rate has stood at 96.39 percent.

A total of 26,878 samples, out of 27,230 collected, were tested at 800 labs in the country during the period. With this, 92,02,790 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.