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Corona infection rate drops to below 5pc

26 die in 24 hours

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 22 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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The coronavirus infection cases and deaths have declined further in the country with the positivity rate dropped to below 5 percent in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Wednesday.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the country has reported 26 more deaths and 1,562 infections from coronavirus during the period.

Bangladesh reported 26 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours for two consecutive days, which is the lowest in around four months. Earlier on 27 May, the country saw 22 deaths in a span of 24 hours.

On Monday, 26 coronavirus deaths and 1,555 infection cases were reported on Sunday, 43 coronavirus deaths and 1,383 infection cases were reported in the country on Saturday, 35 virus deaths and 1190 infections were logged in the country in a 24-hour period.

The daily positivity rate has declined to below 6 percent for the last three consecutive days with 4.69 percent in the last 24 hours as 5.67 percent was reported on Monday, 5.62 percent on Sunday and 6.05 percent on Saturday.

The current positivity rate dropped to 4.69 percent in the last 24 hours, indicating the country's improvement in handling Covid-19 situation.

According to health experts, the Covid-19 situation is considered under control if the positivity rate remains below 5% for two consecutive weeks.

Earlier on March 11, the health directorate recorded a 5.82 percent positivity rate in the country.

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 15,45,800 with a daily positivity rate of 4.69 per cent while the overall infection rate has declined to 16.27 percent.

Earlier on June 7, the 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.

The number of death in a day remains below 60 for last 15 days in row with the declining of the infection and casualty in the country.

Besides, the national death toll has increased to 27,277 with a case fatality rate of 1.76 per cent.

At the same time, the recovery rate continued to improve in the country reaching 97.34 percent with the recuperation of a good number of Covid-19 patients every day.

Some 1,603 more Covid-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning, raising the total number of recoveries to 1,504,709.

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 26 fresh deaths, 15 were reported in Dhaka division while three in Chattogram, three deaths in Rajshahi, two in Khulna, one in Mymensigh and two in Sylhet divisions in the last 24 hours.

Of the 1,562 new cases, 1,032 were logged in Dhaka division while 37 in Mymensingh, 203 in Chattogram, 62 in Rajshahi, 50 in Rangpur, 92 in Khulna, 31 in Barishal and 55 in Sylhet division.

A total of 33,327 samples, out of 33,375 collected, were tested at 810 labs in the country during the period. With this, 94,98,414 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.