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Corona deaths, infection rate fall further

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 15 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Corona deaths, infection rate fall further

The daily numbers of coronavirus deaths and infections have declined further in the country as the infection rate has come down below 7 per cent.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said 35 coronavirus patients have died and 2,074 cases have been detected in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Tuesday.

The number of the death is the lowest in more than three months in the country. Earlier on 7 June, 30 single-day deaths were reported in the country and the daily toll kept rising afterwards.

The positivity rate dropped to 6.54 percent for the first time in more than six months as 6.26 percent rate was reported on 13 March.

Earlier, 41 death and 1,953 infection cases were reported on Monday, 53 deaths and 1871 infection cases on Sunday and 48 deaths and 1,327 infection cases on Saturday. The DGHS data said 7.69 percent was reported on Monday, 7.46 percent on Sunday, 7.03 percent on Saturday, 8.65 percent positivity rate was reported on Friday, 8.76 percent on Thursday, 9.07% positivity on Wednesday. Earlier, 9.69 percent of samples tested positive on Tuesday and 9.66 percent on Monday.

It 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 15,34,440 with a daily positivity rate of 6.54 per cent while the overall infection rate has declined to 16.49 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 percent on July 24.

The number of death in a day remains below 60 for last eight days in row with the declining of the infection and casualty in the country.

Besides, the national death toll has increased to 27,007 with a case fatality rate of 1.76 per cent.

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

Of the 35 fresh deaths, 15 were reported in Dhaka division while eight in Chattogram, four in Rajshahi, four in Khulna, two in Sylhet, two in Barishal division and no death was reported in Rangpur and Mymensigh in the last 24 hours.

Of the 2,074 new cases, 1,469 were logged in Dhaka division while 43 in Mymensingh, 230 in Chattogram, 97 in Rajshahi, 45 in Rangpur, 116 in Khulna, 26 in Barishal and 53 in Sylhet division.