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Lowest corona cases in 112 days

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 19 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh recorded 35 deaths and 1,190 infections from coronavirus over the last 24 hours till Saturday morning, registering a fall in virus fatalities, cases and case positivity rate.

The single-day case tally is lowest in 112 days since May 29 when the country logged 1,043 new cases.

The daily infection rate has declined to 6.05 percent from Friday’s 6.41 percent. On Friday, 38 Covid-19 patients died and 1,907 cases were detected in a 24-hour period.

With the latest numbers, the country’s death toll has reached 27,182 and the caseload has risen to 1,541,300.

During the past 24 hours, 1,645 Covid-19 patients recovered across the country, taking the total recoveries to 1,498,654, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

A total of 19,668 samples were tested at 808 labs across the country during the period. Since the pandemic, 9,413,033 samples have been tested in Bangladesh with an overall case positivity rate of 16.37 percent.

Meanwhile, the latest figures have pushed the recovery rate to 97.2 percent while the case fatality rate remains at 1.76 percent.

Dhaka counted 19 deaths, highest among the eight divisions, followed by Chattogram with six fatalities in the last 24 hours.

Three deaths were reported in Rajshahi and Khulna each, two in Sylhet, one each was logged in Barishal and Rangpur. All 35 of them died at different hospitals across the country.

Of the new cases, Dhaka logged 676, highest among the divisions, followed by Chattogram with 243.

Bangladesh reported its first three cases of Covid-19 on March 8 last year while the first death was reported 10 days later.