Thursday, 28 October, 2021

31 more die of corona

Infection rate 4.49pc

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 29 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Thirty-one more people have died of coronavirus and 1,310 new cases have been detected in the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Tuesday.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said the country has reported 31 more deaths and 1310 infections from coronavirus over the period.

Earlier, 25 corona deaths and 1212 cases were reported on Monday, 21 deaths and 980 infection cases were reported on Sunday, 25 deaths and 818 infection cases were reported on Saturday.

For the eighth consecutive day, the country reported daily positivity rate below 5 percent as 4.49 percent infection rate has been reported on Tuesday, 4.36 percent on Monday, 4.41 percent on Sunday, 4.59 percent on Saturday and 4.54 percent on Friday. The current positivity rate indicates a progress in handling the coronavirus situation, health experts said.

The Covid-19 situation is considered under control if the positivity rate remains below 5 percent for two consecutive weeks, they said.

Earlier on March 11, the health directorate recorded a 5.82 percent positivity rate in the country.  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% on July 24 this year. During the second wave of the coronavirus infection, 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 15,53,873 with the overall positivity rate 16.06 percent.

The number of death in a day remains below 50 for last 12 days in row with the declining of the infection and casualty simultaneously in the country.

Besides, the national death toll has increased to 27,470 with a case fatality rate of 1.77 per cent.

At the same time, the recovery rate continued to improve in the country reaching 97.43 percent with the recuperation of a good number of Covid-19 patients every day.

Some 1,195 more Covid-19 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning, raising the total number of recoveries to 15,13,876.

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 31 fresh deaths, nine were reported in Dhaka division while eight in Chattogram, three in Khulna, two in Rangpur divisions.

Of the 1310 new cases, 920 were logged in Dhaka division while 36 in Mymensingh, 93 in Chattogram, 35 in Rajshahi, 33 in Rangpur, 65 in Khulna, 17 in Barishal and 13 in Sylhet division. A total of 29,186 samples, out of 29,505 collected, were tested at 821 labs in the country during the period. With this, 96,76,123 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.