Bangladesh continued to witness a gradual fall in the case positivity rate of coronavirus with 4.54 percent reported in the last 24 hours till Friday morning.
With this, the country reported case positivity rate below 5 percent for four consecutive days with 4.61 percent on Thursday, 4.79 percent on Wednesday and 4.69 percent on Tuesday.
Thirty-one Covid-19 patients died and 1,233 infections were detected during the period, pushing the tallies to 27,368 and 1,549,553 respectively with a case fatality rate of 1.77 percent and an overall infection rate of 16.18 percent.
Earlier on Thursday, 24 virus fatalities and 1,144 new cases were reported. According to health experts, the Covid-19 situation is considered under control if the positivity rate remains below 5 percent for two consecutive weeks.
Highest 264 deaths were recorded in the country on August 5 and August 10 while record 16,230 cases were reported on July 28.
At the same time, the recovery rate continued to improve in the country reaching 97.40 percent with the recuperation of 1,413 more Covid-19 patients in the last 24 hours. The total recoveries have risen to 1,509,202.
Highest corona deaths and infections in the last 24 hours were registered in Dhaka division.
Of the 1,233 new cases, 886 were logged in Dhaka division while 34 in Mymensingh, 129 in Chattogram, 45 in Rajshahi, 42 in Rangpur, 54 in Khulna, 12 in Barishal and 31 in Sylhet division.
A total of 27,141 samples, out of 27,557 collected, were tested at 815 labs in the country during the period. With this, 9,579,111 samples have so far been tested across the country.